[Noisebridge-discuss] From wheel to pulley

Torrie Fischer tdfischer at hackerbots.net
Fri Mar 20 16:47:08 UTC 2015


A router does sound like the best option. Give it some sort of curved bit and 
you can produce a nice smooth groove in the pulley easily. There should be a 
box of bits in the shop somewhere, and a functioning router.

On Friday, March 20, 2015 08:35:04 AM Winston Wolff wrote:
> 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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