Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Tube Bead Roller

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    NSW,Australia
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 57 Times in 14 Posts

    Astro's Tools

    Tube Bead Roller

    My latest tool project is a bead roller for forming a bead on the end of a tube. I need to use this tool to make new engine coolant tubes for my racecar. It could also be used to make intake tubing for turbo applications.
    I saw the design concept on the net, and made my own version.
    Tube Bead Roller-bead-roller1.jpg
    Tube Bead Roller-bead-roller2.jpg
    Tube Bead Roller-bead-roller3.jpg

    This is a small test piece to show the results.
    Tube Bead Roller-beaded-tube1.jpg
    Tube Bead Roller-beaded-tube2.jpg

  2. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Astro For This Useful Post:

    blkadder (05-25-2015), Frank S (11-25-2017), Jon (05-23-2015), kbalch (05-26-2015), panosam (06-03-2015), Paul Jones (05-26-2015), PJs (04-20-2018), shaheenshah (05-26-2015), Toolmaker51 (08-09-2018), Trojan Horse (04-20-2018)

  3. #2
    Content Editor Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    667
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked 81 Times in 69 Posts
    I love the neat and compact design, no gears exposed whatsoever.

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    NSW,Australia
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 57 Times in 14 Posts

    Astro's Tools
    Hi Altair, the dies are not connected in any way, the process relies on friction on the inside of the tube to turn the tube. I have not yet experienced any negative issue with this arrangement but if I do I may bead blast the internal die for more grip.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Astro For This Useful Post:

    Toolmaker51 (08-09-2018)

  6. #4
    blkadder's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Florida, USA
    Posts
    61
    Thanks
    195
    Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
    I like simple machines like this one. Looks great, and I just may have to steal your idea.
    ...Semper Fidelis...

  7. #5
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Clermont, FL
    Posts
    5,034
    Thanks
    2,275
    Thanked 501 Times in 372 Posts
    Thanks Astro! I've added your Bead Roller to our Bead Rollers category, as well as to your builder page: Astro's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


  8. #6
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,087
    Thanks
    338
    Thanked 666 Times in 604 Posts
    Beautiful work!

  9. #7

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Can you clarify "not connected"?
    Is the only driven element the bottom die?
    If you have any pictures of the top die, that would be helpful.

    Great project! Thanks.
    Doug

  10. #8

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    NSW,Australia
    Posts
    24
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 57 Times in 14 Posts

    Astro's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrous View Post
    Can you clarify "not connected"?
    Is the only driven element the bottom die?
    If you have any pictures of the top die, that would be helpful.

    Great project! Thanks.
    Doug
    Hi Nitrous, thanks for checking out my tube beader. You are correct in that the only driven element is the bottom die.
    I have taken some pictures of the upper die and other detail.

    Tube Bead Roller-tube-beading-die1.jpg this is the backside of the die with spacer ring

    Tube Bead Roller-tube-beading-die-2.jpg this is the front side of the die, 6203 bearing

    Tube Bead Roller-tube-beading-die-3.jpg profile of the die

    Tube Bead Roller-tube-beader-top-die-axle-detail1.jpg rear of die axle detail

    Tube Bead Roller-tube-beader-top-die-axle-detail2.jpg front of die axle detail only the outer circlip groove is used, the inner one was a mistake.

  11. #9

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    13
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Get detail!
    Thanks for taking time to post these photos
    Doug

  12. #10
    Content Editor Altair's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    667
    Thanks
    119
    Thanked 81 Times in 69 Posts
    Thanks for the clarification, Astro.

    Al

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •