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ROLLER MILL BUILD STARTING

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John,

 

COOL! I can't wait to see it in action.

 

--Dave

 

me too!!! moving along well.......... working on the bronze bearing blocks and then the rollers most likely.

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pics from today

 

bronze bearing blocks complete except final id and grease fitting

 

found some nice 1045 with a ground finish for the rollers

 

misc pieces of ms cut ready to finish

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Hi John,

 

Very nice machine work. This is going to be a big step up from the CD version. Thanks for sharing your progress and photos. Add me to the list of also looking forward to seeing your finished project.

 

Stephen

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G'day John, is there any reason to use Bronze bearings rather than roller bearings (self centering pillow block type)?

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G'day John, is there any reason to use Bronze bearings rather than roller bearings (self centering pillow block type)?

 

 

ball or roller bearings are fine the problem is that the mounts can be weak and may have a lot of overhang putting even more stress on them

 

at 28 rpm the bronze blocks should last a very long time and are exceptionally strong.

 

on the other hand i am sure there are many roller mills with ball bearing working just fine

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on the other hand i am sure there are many roller mills with ball bearing working just fine

 

I've ran mine with pillow blocks since the beginning. They've held up without a problem. Mileage may vary.

 

Jamie

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Hi John,

 

I sent you a PM. Are you getting them? I sent one before.

 

Your machine work looks excellent. It really is fun watching the project come to life.

 

Thanks,

Stephen

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Hi John,

 

I sent you a PM. Are you getting them? I sent one before.

 

Your machine work looks excellent. It really is fun watching the project come to life.

 

Thanks,

Stephen

 

got it and thanks

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I'm excited about owning one of these.

 

 

Anyone who currently owns or uses a roller mill: It would be great to hear your opinion/experience with these.

 

Dee, you own one, right? How do you like it?

 

--Dave

 

 

John and Dave here’s a link to an old post with lots of pictures and discussion on my rolling mill.

http://www.bladesmithsforum.com/index.php?showtopic=4652

Hope this helps

 

Dennis K

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John, fantastic work. Your shop easily gets some tool envy going! Looking forward to seeing this custom finished roller. Thanks for the pics and keep posting'm as it goes please!

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TODAYS PROGRESS

 

sector adjustment plate

lower roller carriage pieces

and 60/1 2hp gear box

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the machining phase is about wrapped up. just some drilling of the structural channel and angles.

assembly to begin soon :)

 

bottom roller parts

rollers

cam assembly

bottomrollerassm.jpg

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This is an ambitious project and we really appreciate your taking the time to document it.

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This is an ambitious project and we really appreciate your taking the time to document it.

 

 

NOT AS MUCH AS I ENJOY THIS WEBSITE !!!!!!!!!

 

 

NEW PICS

 

 

welding jig with bolt to keep things straight during welding

 

completed pressure strut ends

 

angle and channel cut to length

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quitting time for today :)

 

 

pics are the pressure struts welded and ready to go.the acme thread slips into the pipe, nut will have a star handle

 

and the cam assembly ready for a final check and welding.then the sector piece on the end

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Awesome!

 

Can't wait to see it in person. Wish I'd had it for the sword project I'm working on now!

 

--Dave

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