Rod Roller

by Joe Schimka
(San Diego, California)

Home Made Rod Roller

Home Made Rod Roller

Home Made Rod Roller
Rod Roller
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Home Built Rod Roller

This is my home made rod roller: Last Christmas I was welding up some outdoor display items for my son and had the need to roll some ¼" rod to various diameters. Using an old drill press vice and other scrap material I had in the shop I came up with a very good rod roller and thought I would share it with others. If anyone has any improvements I am always open for suggestions. Enjoy! Roll on.

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Jul 06, 2015
Great idea
by: Anonymous

Very nice.

Mar 17, 2015
parts list?
by: Bill Ulch

Can you send me a list of the parts you used? I can't afford to buy a new one of these, and would like to try to put one together. Thanks

Jan 01, 2014
jolly good idea
by: chris from london england

I shall go in my shed and look in the scrap box for parts to make a rod roller, ideal project for a rainy day!

Oct 15, 2012
by: S.K.Gupta.

A very good entrepreneural achievement.Very much useful in all in-door as well as field application for hidden close corners.

Jul 17, 2011
by: Harry RSA

Thanks just what I am looking for to do my small home projects. Attached a project requiring rings to be made that was done by bending round bar around cart wheel and car break disk. Worked well but your idea will make it a walk in the park.

Jun 27, 2011
very nice
by: Anonymous

Very well done, I would like to have a list of what you used if possible and make one for myself.


Jun 12, 2011
rod roller
by: Bill. g

Great idea tomorrow I will gather parts and it is something, I can use. :) am making tail light guards for daughters 92 truck again great.

Feb 18, 2011
by: Anonymous

That's a very well done improvement home made, congratulations. God Bless America again....

Jan 02, 2011
by: Howard Moore

Receintly took over my dad's maching shop. Drawing pad near; this will be my first "fab". I am going to use cam-followers and cable sheaves as the apex. Pics to follow. Thanks for posting sir.

Nov 30, 2010
by: Anonymous

Great!!!!! The best project I have seen on this blog.

Nov 11, 2010
Well done!
by: Anonymous

I have done something similar in order to produce a ring of aluminum tube diameter 1.25m. Yours is very well done, congratulations. I suggest you to publish it and its development on

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