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bzrse7en
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DIY english wheel

Post by bzrse7en » Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:11 pm

I couldn't find anyone who would lend me an English wheel for a small job, so have built my own.
She's pretty basic, but works OK.
Wheels are bearings, bottom is a self aligning bearing from a pillow block, top is something I pulled from a skip. The quill is made from a PTO shaft from a tractor shop, the rest is galv. water pipe and a few offcuts.
PTO shaft was $35, lower bearing was $30, the rest free.
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Re: DIY english wheel

Post by Not-a-Number » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:47 pm

Nice. Looks good!

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Re: DIY english wheel

Post by bzrse7en » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:56 pm

Here's my first go at wheeling, a mold for the headlight shells.

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Re: DIY english wheel

Post by Birdman 7 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:25 pm

That looks wheelie good Patrick :lol: . Couldn't resist that. :roll:

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Re: DIY english wheel

Post by bzrse7en » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:26 pm

Birdman 7 wrote:That looks wheelie good Patrick :lol: . Couldn't resist that. :roll:
Oh dear.

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