I had quite a few questions on a couple of topics raised by my website.
Rather than answer individual requests, I'll respond to the list.
English Wheel pics:
I was bored a few winters ago, and decided to build an English Wheel. I
have a small Southbend lathe in my basement and turned out 7 different radius
anvils( from 2.375" to 12" with one flat, the tension adjustment is from a used
milling table lead screw. I also have a quick release, cam activated lever
that allows you to release the tension and then return to the original
setting. The wheel works quite well, but not necessarily the operator. So
have only used it to help form patch panels and smooth out dents on existing
sheet metal. Attached to the wheel frame is a reinforced bead roller from
Harbor Freight, which I do use extensively. The wheel is now a rolling sheet
metal forming station. The English Wheel cost me about $400 to build
including heat treating the anvils. The bead roller was on sale for $89 when
bought it. At some point I plan to make a planishing hammer, but that is
for another day.
This is my first website, hence the primitive motif. Obviously, I need to
add a lot more text explaining what some of the pictures refer to. Anyone who
wants to download or use the pictures for their use, reposting or any other
reason, is more than welcome. My wife found the website service that I am
using, it's free (that's why you have to endure the pop-ups) it's relatively
easy to use and allows up to 100 pics. To get access to develop your own
website, log on to _www.funtigo.com_ (http://www.funtigo.com) and follow the
I want to thank everyone for their interest and comments.
1960 BN7 (aka garage clutter)