Originally Posted by deadbodyman
I got my roller skate wheel and giant washer together to make a tipping wheel but I dont see how I can mount the wheel on the roller the wheel has bearings and is mounted on a 1/4" shaft so how do you get it on the bead roller shaft? also if the skate wheel and the tipping wheel are not the same size they'll turn at different speeds so the skate wheel should be free wheeling? with bearings? how about some pics and explainations..on the tipping wheel.
Originally Posted by timothale
I stopped at a skateboard shop in town and didn't find any wheels I liked. I ordered 2 wheels from reid supply. I don't know which is which . Reids part no 1 US-105 and part no 1AU-824.
The orange one is the one I use. It is a tight push on to the harbor freight 22 mm shaft . I was looking at drilling a washer and bolting it in place of the harbor freight cutting die BUT I ordered a V belt pully from Surplus Supply with a 22 mm bore to fit the HF shaft , then turn it down on the lathe. It is shown on the pict in my post 47 when I put it on the shaft for a trial fit. I can't find the invoice from surplus for a part no.
I bought a cheap 8 dollar drill bit from Ebay. I think mine was 22 mm too but don't remember for sure. Ace hardware had bearing shims that were 1/32 thick if I remember and I sandwich the skate board wheel between the shims to keep from moving but like Timothale says, it is a very snug fit and does not try to slip on the shaft. I also bought a couple of collars with set screws at Tractor supply to use as spacers.
You guys know how frugal (favorite word) I am. I bought 4 used skate board wheel on Ebay for 3.85 if I remember.
Mike what are you going to use for a hub for your upper die?
BTW Don't sharpen it to much, It will cut into the metal and make it weak. You don't want the metal to crack there later on.