Greetings to all lovers of homemade products and those who just looked at the site in search of interesting ideas. Those who have a cutting machine and who often have to cut long parts are probably familiar with the situation when you need to substitute something under the opposite edge so that the workpiece is positioned evenly, and the part is cut exactly to size. It can be a long pipe with a round or profile section, or long boards (timber). Of course, if this work is a one-time job, then you can look for something suitable. But if such work is performed periodically, then it is better to make a stand with a roller, and if it is still conveniently adjustable in height, this is generally a treasure. Today I will tell you about how to make such a convenient device (especially since our person will always find a worthy adaptation of any thing) using the example of one YouTuber. If you are interested in the idea, sit back and study the article, at the end of which there will be a video from the author, but what about without him.
* three rollers (wheels) with stoppers,
* a piece of a metal strip, width about 50 mm,
* a shaped pipe with a section of 40×40 mm (maybe a little more),
* a shaped pipe with a section slightly smaller to fit into the previous one,
* a shaped pipe with a section of 20×20 mm ,
* a piece of a round metal pipe (the diameter is selected arbitrarily),
* two bearings for the inner diameter of a round pipe,
* two wide washers, with a diameter slightly larger than the diameter of a round pipe,
* a section of a profile pipe with a cross section of 40×20 mm,
* a metal strip 40 mm wide,
* bolts with nuts,
* a threaded rod on the inner diameter bearing rails,
* screw-hook with extended nut,
* hand winch,
* sheet metal trimming,
* paint for metal (color to your liking).
* welding machine,
* drilling machine,
* a marking tool (square, ruler, marker),
* open-end keys.
First, the author takes the wheels and a piece of strip 50 cm wide. Laying the wheel on the strip, marks the holes. Thus, he outlines three areas for each wheel. Please note that the width of the strip directly depends on the width of the pad on the wheel, so it all depends on which wheels you use.
Next, the author takes a piece of pipe with a section of 40×40 mm and three more sections of a pipe with a section of 20×20 mm, but already pre-cut to size and already with ends cut at the desired angle.
Next, the author welded the details as shown in the photo. As a result, he got a stand with a tripod.
I welded plates that I made earlier to each of the legs.
At this stage, the author made a support for the roller. I took a section of a profile pipe with a section of 40×20 mm. Its length should be equal to the length of the round pipe or a couple of millimeters longer. I also prepared two pieces of 40 mm wide plates. I drew lines on the plates, departing from one edge 20 mm. Then he attached wide washers to the plates and circled them along the contour. Then I drilled holes in the plates and welded them to the ends of the pipe.
At this stage, the author welded bolts and nuts into the upper holes of the plates. And then, from the inside, I welded washers to the ends of the bolts. This is a roller holder. I cleaned all the seams properly with a grinder.
At this stage, the author has put the holder and roller together. To do this, he needed a threaded rod. It is first threaded into the lower hole, then strung on a roller and leads the pin into the hole in the second plate. Then he fixed the hairpin along the edges with nuts, placing washers.
Next, the author takes a piece of the remaining profile pipe and tries it on to the tripod stand. Then he welded the ends of this pipe with plates. I processed the seams with a grinder. I welded a screw-hook nut to one of them.
Now it's the winch's turn. The author cut out a rectangle from sheet metal to fit its area. I put the markings on it and drilled holes along it. Then I welded three small studs with nuts into them.
The resulting detail was welded to the rack.
Also on At this stage, the author attached wheels to the legs, or rather to their heels.
After that, the author screwed the winch to the welded platform.
The only thing left to do is to assemble the rack completely and check its performance. What the author actually did.
Then the author painted design and tested it in practice.
As you can see, the rack coped with its task perfectly. That's all for me, below, as promised, the video.