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!