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Offline PJPickard

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My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« on: December 06, 2021, 01:32:00 AM »
I finished these up today, a "quickie" version, simplified some, and I used off the shelf parts, actually I only bought the materials for the rolls and gears(pinion stock), everything else I had. I save every knob, handle, crank whatever from the scrap bin.

It won't win any awards but I suspect it works the same!

It works well, now back to making models.

Offline Don1966

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Re: My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 04:43:03 AM »
Looks lihe a ice set of rollers to me. Nice job ..


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Don

Offline Kim

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Re: My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 05:07:16 AM »
They are beautiful!   I'd say they are award-worthy!
Kim

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Re: My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2021, 11:18:27 AM »
Thanks guys!

Offline ShopShoe

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Re: My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2021, 01:39:23 PM »
That's great. Love the idea of off-the-shelf and recycled parts for projects like that.

ShopShoe

Offline petertha

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Re: My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2021, 05:27:59 PM »
Looks great! Do you happen to know if that geared roller principle is confined to sheet/flat stock? By that I mean when I see those wire/tubing rollers, usually in the jewelry making domain - the roll wheels are much shorter obviously but they come in sets of increasing groove sizes. I wonder if the general 'rolling & tension setting' principle the same? Thanks for any guidance.

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Re: My Geo Thomas Bending rolls
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2021, 01:00:11 PM »
The principle is the same. In fact George Thomas shows grooves to roll both angle and T section. I didn't add those but I will when the time comes I need to roll some angle or T. 1/2 round grooves could be added as well.