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Old 08-05-2017, 03:16 PM
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Casting a v belt pulley

Anyone cashed a v belt pulley? What method did you use? The v is a pain to make in a mold. Wax?.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:54 PM
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Buy it Franklin. This particular wheel is a bear to balance even if you can get the basic casting right. It would need some machining.. Some things are better not done. Tell us the bore size and the pulley size diameter. You may be able to simply find it in an auto wrecking place.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:27 PM
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Thanks Pete. It's to use as a pulley for opening a door not for spinning so not too worried about balancing. I was curious as to how you could cast it. Looks very difficult.
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Old 08-06-2017, 07:01 AM
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Make it out of wood then. A Circular piece of a hardwood ( or plywood). Then attach two more pieces on the outside of that a slightly larger diameter just enough so the cable cant slip over it. Drill a hole in the middle.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:48 AM
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It would involve sand casting in a multi-part mold and then like Pete said, machining and balancing.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:23 AM
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Take 2 coconuts. Cut them to get 2 quarter shapes and bolt them together. There's your v-belt wheel. I learned that from watching Gilligan's Island as a kid.
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Old 08-06-2017, 12:08 PM
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Lol. Now I need a plan for reaching them.
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Ginger or Mary Ann?...or Jeannie?
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