Saturday, November 1, 2008

Making an Idler Wheel - Roller

This is my vertical lathe ... I needed some way to turn roller skate wheels into idler rollers ... This is being used on the return side of the chain on another recumbent that has a long swinging return chain.  Anyway, I tack welded a scrap piece of pipe to a scrap length of strap ... clamped it to my drill-press table ... which provides me with a tool rest.  I use my 1/4" straight chisel to "turn" the wheels (hollow out a chain groove) .  Sweet! 

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