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Material for large pulley

Discussion in 'A BEGINNER'S FORUM (Learn How To Machine Here!)' started by JPMacG, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. dulltool17

    dulltool17 United States Active User Active Member

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    I love this. Folks on this forum don't think outside the box...they simply refuse to recognize that there is a box.
     
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    Bob Korves H-M Supporter - Premium Content H-M Supporter-Premium

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    We create our own boxes in life, even where none are required. Stand way back and look over your own shoulder with a clear mind.
     
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    If bent fix it

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  4. Ulma Doctor

    Ulma Doctor Infinitely Curious Active Member

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    i was just looking through the grainger catalog.
    they have many fixed bore pulleys of cast iron, zamak, and glass reinforced nylon
    a fixed bore pulley will be sufficient for your needs
    you'll probably want an A belt(4L) pulley
     
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    Yup...

    If I were going to do it I'd cast a blank, but then I'm set up to do not only casting, but to alloy metals and to heat treat those alloys in an inert gas oven. The tools are pretty cheap, a wooden box and some casting sand for cheaper material like steel and aluminum. ... A wax pump and investment for the centrifugal casting machine mounted next to my bench grinder for things like gold, silver, platinum etc. (you'd think I'd have made a shield for it already given that if a mistake is made there's molten metal flying around the room at waist level...) I wish I could afford a large vacuum casting machine, those things are sweet.
     

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