[Noisebridge-discuss] From wheel to pulley

Winston Wolff winstonw at stratolab.com
Fri Mar 20 15:35:04 UTC 2015


If you have a lathe big enough, that seems the best option—lathes are meant for making circular things.

A router is another option if you have the right bits, and if the edge of your wheel is already nice and circular.

—Winston

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> On Mar 19, 2015, at 11:42 PM, Nir Lev <nlev0nlev0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hey guys,
> 
> Thanks to the help of Jarrod, I was able to operate the table saw and achieve producing a wooden wheel.
> 
> I wish to convert this wheel into a pulley wheel.
> 
> From scouring YouTube, my possible techniques are:
> - Stick the wheel to a mill, apply some mechanism that will stabilize a wooden carver while I push it into the wheel.
> - Build a construction that wheel hold the wheel above the table saw, in a way that I will be able to rotate the wheel above the saw. Bonus for adding mechanism that will shift the wheel to the sides by a bit (that can be achieved by playing with the table saw fence, inch by inch).
> - Instead of a mill, use a lathe.
> 
> Any other techniques, that would allow for as much precision as possible?
> 
> Thanks,
> Nir
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