|03-04-2014 05:30 PM|
|gearheadslife||don't people sell old junk bikes near you that you could buy for 10 bucks and have 18 speeds for your roller.. or pick what sprocket to put it on as needed (like a drill press) seems the sprockets would be cheaper that way.. and multi speed for 10 bucks|
|03-04-2014 04:38 PM|
|deadbodyman||That third axis is pretty cool...|
|03-04-2014 06:59 AM|
I have a fence for mine, shown in # 13, Not a good pict , it is reversible one direction the fence is close to the rollers, and switched the opposite direction for more depth. lazze has a fence somewhere in his Youtubes, he also uses a roller fence for making curves. another handy item is a removable plywood support table for doing larger panels by yourself.
a good view of lazze's fence starting at .50
|03-04-2014 05:37 AM|
|deadbodyman||Any of you guys build a fence or the roller?|
|01-09-2014 11:08 PM|
tip # 6
My wife asked me what I was doing trying to sneak her clothes iron out of the laundry room.
|01-09-2014 08:58 PM|
|dsraven||hey, you guys ever seen the you tube stuff by lazze metal works? pretty good ideas and help for fab idiots like me. there is a couple others by meatalman sweden, check-em out when you have a minute or three.|
|01-09-2014 08:45 PM|
ok, the pics came through, now just so you can figure it out, the bead roller was an el cheapo deluxe unit bought at kms tools in calgary. probably the same as your harbour freight units. made in china but not great for anything but thin sheet because it flexxed too much. i needed to roll some 16 ga floor sheet so i re-inforced it with 1/2" steel. then added some pipe nipples to store the extra dies and shims. then tried it but found it hard to roll anything while cranking the hand lever. i had some extra struff laying around the shop so I fabbed up the rest. one pic shows the treadle hanging on the storage pipe nipple, just to keep it off the floor. the treadle is just some extra 16 ga with a cheap hinge on one end and a spring from the junk bin to return the treadle to stopped position., all in all it was a day or so to fix it all but some of that was think time to put together what I had sitting around and make it work. I did have to get the starter shaft turned down but that was $20 cash deal at a local machine shop. bought pizza for the guys prolly, ha ha. anyway, hope it helps somebody for ideas.
|01-09-2014 08:32 PM|
powered bead roller ideas
I used a gear reduction starter from an '02 chevy malibu, gutted it and shortened the housing some. then had the armature turned down on the end so it would be 1/2" to fit my drill. then drilled out the end cap of the starter so that turned down shaft stuck through the end of the starter. i used that to power a 350 chevy flywheel that was fitted to the bead roller shaft using a weld on sprocket hub from princess auto (canadians version of harbour freight). the flywheel fits where the old hand crank used to go. then fabbed up a mount for the drill and a lever arrangement to push the drill trigger with a gas pedal style foot treadle that is rigged up with some bicycle brake cable parts to pull the drill trigger lever. it all works pretty well. i will see if I can get the pics to load. if not I will see if I can figure out how to start my own thread and attach some pics from there.
|01-01-2014 06:49 PM|
bead roller quick release
I've got some better picts of my quick release. I welded 2 pieces of angle iron up right with a gap for 3/8 bolts, shown in the second pict. in the first pict I welded a piece of bar stock and threaded the hole for the crank , on the bottom of the all thread I welded 2 nuts to move the link up or down,
|11-30-2013 08:51 AM|
Superwinch 12 Volt Utility Winch — 2000-Lb. Capacity, Model# 1220210 | 1,000 - 2,900 Lb. Capacity Winches| Northern Tool + Equipment
northern tool has a winch that looks like the one I got from HF that has the yellow controller. The yellow controller is like the one Jim Stabe made and I copied to make a foot pedal. 'With the 12 V one you need a battery or the booster pack to run it.
the HF ad doesn't show which type of controll it has.
their video says 12 fr control cable. I bought the cheapest ATV winch last year for $ 50 to use on my dune buggy and It came with a key fob control, it would be hard to make a foot control for it. HF also has the 110 V winch on sale for $ 150. but I got a 25 % off cupon . so the price discount would mean in the shop I wouldn't need to buy a battery or battery pack
|11-29-2013 09:30 AM|
The speed is just what I had calculated. About an inch/second. It seems to be just right. I would not want it to be any faster though
As far as radiuses go it is slow enough to turn gentle radiuses just fine, You can cycle the pedal for sharper ones.
With all this said. I had already bought the drive motor before I did a lot of research. The guys that are using the winch drives make some strong arguments for them. The neutral gate would be cool to allow it to be used by hand and you can buy a winch for what I paid for a Chinese sprocket that was so bad I had to grind on it for the chain to fit it.
Harbor Freight has a winch on sale now for 49.95.
|11-29-2013 08:28 AM|
Awesome John! Just put a chain guard on that thing. Damn nice work there John!
|11-29-2013 07:21 AM|
I have followed this with great interest, thanks for sharing. This is a great idea.
My questions are....
When you roll your bead, is it done in one pass, to the finished depth of the bead?
How is the speed, while turning radiuses ?
|11-28-2013 11:18 PM|
Well Tim and I hit the basement today.
Since I was the guy with the camera it looks like only Tim did anything. I promise I helped.
First thing we did was take some good advise and install Zerc fittings in the bearing blocks and yes, mine were galded too. We put the best two on the end with the beading dies since that is where most of the pressure is.
Next we mounted the motor to the pipe frame with some heavy u-bolts.
We wired the forward/reverse switch, installed the Chinese sprocket that was machined so badly I had to take a die grinder to it and we put it together.
And here is the first bead coming off of it. The spead is perfect. Could not be better but I sure would try to find a better source for the sprocket.
|11-26-2013 07:33 PM|
I thought I had everything ready to go for this weekend but just noticed I picked up a step on, step off switch by mistake. Hope to swap it out tomorrow before the kids get here.
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