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Old 03-19-2013, 09:05 PM
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Default Arch roller continued

A few weeks ago I posted about a new arch roller that I have. Here are some pics of a job I just finished. It's an arch with a large and smaller gate under it for a high school baseball field. The pics were taken at the powdercoater's shop. I'll try to post pics once the gates are installed.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:53 PM
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Ah - the Bulldogs.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:34 AM
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Jim Tex, Nice job, Did you buy the roller or make it.

I have one that I got from Harbor freight that works but not very good, The dies are for tubing and not pipe so I had to modify them, The set screws diddn't hold so that had to be addressed also.

Another problem was all the stops and starts were visable on the pipe so I had to sand the heck out of it.
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I like it. I also like the shop..

I didn't see any layout tables..

Were the sq bars just welded in place or were the holes drilled and passed thru?

Also, didn't see your scroll bender..
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Very nice.

But Ya know what that crank needs ?

A gearmotor.....
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Looks great Jim,
If you are out at the Stamford field and have any extra time you should come out to my place for a cup of coffee. I'm about a 30 minute drive north of there.

I'll have to tell everyone I know that I know the guy who built the gates. Great job.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:18 AM
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I been meaning to make it down that way. They say there's some purdy good fishing this year so far. Will have to find the ballpark just so I can see 'em!

Looks great Jim, as always!
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Thanks for the kind words.

Let me try to answer all of the questions.

PW, I bought the roller. Here's a link to it. http://www.trick-tools.com/Pro_Tools...1#.UUp0gTcrd8E

allessence, The table I use is just a sheet of 4'x8'x3/8" plate on some wheels. If I were going to do it again, I'd use at least 1/2" plate but that's another story. I use stands to support the material that won't fit on the table. My scroll bender came from Shop Outfitters. However, I bought the scrolls in the pics from Kingmetals. The bars are not run thru the tubing, they are welded in place. I built a jig to line them up.

Digger, I agree, but it's really not hard to turn the crank. I wouldn't want to do them all day, but it's pretty easy to knock out a couple at a time.

Bruce, the best part of this job is that I DON"T have to install them! I'm not sure who is doing it, but it's not me. I plan on driving up to Stamford and taking a pic of them once they are in place.

Dubby, I'm not sure where the ballpark is myself. Let me know if you find it.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:41 PM
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Thanks for the link Jim.
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Hey Jim, the gate is nice and all, but you made it upside down!
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