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06-28-2009 09:05 PM
jarcher
Quote:
Originally Posted by brak View Post
RigRite does not answer any questions on the phone. They really don't have much of a "customer service". They are good if you know exactly what you want - otherwise "fuggedaboutid".
Hm, maybe I'll take a ride down there. They are about 20 minutes from where I live by car...
06-28-2009 08:38 PM
brak RigRite does not answer any questions on the phone. They really don't have much of a "customer service". They are good if you know exactly what you want - otherwise "fuggedaboutid".
06-28-2009 08:18 PM
jarcher Thanks, I did check RigRite's web site. I'll call them tomorrow just in case, but they didn't list anything exactly the same. Very close, they have them 1/8 inch narrower then I need.

And thanks for the link to Zepher works, if Scott ends up not being able to refurbish them I'll definitely check them out. Right now though, I would prefer not to add $400 to this project if I can avoid it.

I was finally able to get the bottom sheaves out today, after hours with PB Blaster, heat, and lots of tapping. These seem more ordinary, 2 inches diameter, .5 inch wide with a 3/8 inch axle.

So with Scott's kind help, it looks like I'll be able to pull this off (knock knock).
06-28-2009 07:50 PM
brak Zephyrwerks products are worth every penny. FWIW
06-28-2009 07:37 PM
knothead
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Originally Posted by eolon View Post
I used Zephyrwerks for a large halyard sheave that I couldn't find anywhere else (5,25" dia., .500" wide). Ed made an absolutely gorgeous sheave out of black Delrin with bronze bushing. It cost $95.

Best Regards,

e

.::.
Yeah, they aren't cheap. But what is these days?
06-28-2009 06:48 PM
eolon
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Originally Posted by knothead View Post
I'm also not suggesting that you don't take advantage of scotty's generous offer but here's a link to a company that makes sheaves.

Zephyrwerks - The Sheave Factory

I used Zephyrwerks for a large halyard sheave that I couldn't find anywhere else (5,25" dia., .500" wide). Ed made an absolutely gorgeous sheave out of black Delrin with bronze bushing. It cost $95.

Best Regards,

e

.::.
06-28-2009 06:00 PM
knothead I'm also not suggesting that you don't take advantage of scotty's generous offer but here's a link to a company that makes sheaves.

Zephyrwerks - The Sheave Factory
06-28-2009 04:46 PM
dvpamenter Not wanting to take the work from Scotty, but try rigrite.com. They have sheaves in lots of sizes etc.
Don
06-28-2009 04:15 AM
scottyt not a problem, the bushing looks decent, the rest is just a wire brushing, and a few mins on the lathe to change the profile. you might loose 1/16 inch in diameter, in the bottom of the groove and a few thousands thickness just to clean em up.

the big thing is the bushing, if its solid and not all scored on the inside. and thats not even that big of a deal for new made sheaves where i could select the bore size. bronze oil impregnated bushings

the problem is if i made them from scratch it would cast about 30 per to even make it worth it for me. yes its 3 bucks in material, but close to an hour each.

but send em to me and i will reshape em for about 10 bucks including shipping them back
06-28-2009 04:03 AM
jarcher Well here are some pics of the existing ones:

http://www.jims-scampi.com/masthead/IMG_1808.JPG
http://www.jims-scampi.com/masthead/IMG_1809.JPG
http://www.jims-scampi.com/masthead/IMG_1810.JPG
http://www.jims-scampi.com/masthead/IMG_1811.JPG
http://www.jims-scampi.com/masthead/IMG_1812.JPG

This one is on my desk here, not the greatest light...

http://www.jims-scampi.com/masthead/IMG_1818.JPG

Do you think they can be saved?

EDIT: Ha, I just tried to roll it across the desk, it didn't like that!
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