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    Scroll roller

    I知 looking for a scroll roller bought the prices I知 finding are pretty high. I know harbor freight used to sell one but I can no longer find it. I知 willing to spend the money but would like your guy痴 input on what out there.

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    Re: Scroll roller

    Make your own, not difficult to build. I have made several over the years, just pulled one off the wall last week to use for an awning. Shop built bender will bend heavier stock cold and allow you to have various sizes. The HF one was very limited, 1/8" material, though made repeatable scrolls with a noticeable hump. I made a lot of mailbox posts and a few rails with the HF after I modded it to accept 3/16 steel.

    Perhaps a blacksmith on WW will build you one. Spend your money here. I am not a blacksmith and am not applying for a job.

    metalcraft usa sales various sizes scroll benders .

    good luck

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    Re: Scroll roller

    Depending on what you plan on doing you could make your own jigs and benders like tapwelder said.





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    Re: Scroll roller

    I agree with making purpose built jigs.
    That's what I've done for many bends.
    I've also used the store bought cheap scroll benders - but they are not a true mathematical scroll. For that you make your own.
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    Re: Scroll roller

    A MATHEMATICAL scroll!! I had never thought of it that way. Thanks Dave!
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    Re: Scroll roller

    Thanks tapwelder. Great explanation also.
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    Re: Scroll roller

    I've not found a scolding machine that I like. The ebay versions are so chintzy that breaking them is almost assured, but the worst part is the flat they all leave on the end of the scroll since that end needs to be clamped in to the machine.

    A flat end is a sure sign a scroll was machine-made rather than blacksmith-made, so I might be a hair biased on that point.

    DF in the Shop, on Youtube, has a pretty good system for laying out scrolls and I highly recommend it. Like the Fibonnaci System, it relies on a set pattern that is easily remembered and repeatable. And once you have one scroll done, you can keep the form for the rest of your life just in case you ever need to make another.


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