Ring Roller

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Baileigh Ring Roller

A ring roller is a machine used to roll steel material by forcing the material through through rollers, also called dyes. The rollers can be adjusted to form different radii. The maximum capacity of the roller is 3/16" x 1" flat bar or 1/2" round.

The current Ace of the Ring Roller is Luke Roderick (lroderick20@georgefox.edu).

3 commandments

Stuff about the 3 commandments.

Safety First

  1. Do not stick your fingers in between the dyes as they will be crushed.

Documentation

Resources

Training

Rolling Steps

  1. Adjust the knob on the right to adjust the radius, loosen the handle on the left if it restricting you from adjusting the right one.
  2. Make sure both knobs are secure and tightened before rolling, always start by rolling the largest radius, and work your way up from there.
  3. Insert the bar between the rollers.
  4. Turn the crank to roll the metal bar or rod.
  5. Start with a large radius and continue to make the radius smaller every time you roll. If you attempt to roll a small radius all at once, the rod may make a corkscrew shape instead of a circle.
  6. You have completed the roll when the two ends overlap each other by a couple of inches to account for the ends of the bar or rod that stay straight.


Demonstration

  1. Cut a 5 inch long piece of 1" x 1/8" aluminium.
  2. Roll the piece to the smallest possible radius. This will not be a full ring.