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Thread: Making Pulley Wheels from Plastic

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Laurinburg NC

    Making Pulley Wheels from Plastic

    I have picked up a router crafter and need to make a replacement plastic 2 1/4" pulley...I saw a link where a guy took a hole saw and cut 3 plastic disks.One was a little smaller than the other 2. He used a drill bit with a 1/4" bit.He sandwiched the small disk between the 2 larger ones and pop riveted the 3 together.I need to know where I can find some 1/8 or so plastic and what is the best kind or right type of plastic?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Southeast Pa
    If you are willing to pay the price, usually reasonable Mcmaster Carr is always a good choice. They have almost every sheet good available in 1 foot square sizes and many in bars. Iv you can use 1/4 inch PVC send me your email or PM me your address. I'll give you enough..

    also you can find most sheet plastics on Ebay at from good to extremely high prices.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    RETIRED(!) in Austintown, Ohio
    A sign shop should have sheets of PVC, which will work well for the low-speed pulley you need. Since you need such a small amount, they might even let you raid their scrap barrel.
    Jim D.
    Adapt, Improvise, Overcome!

    “The opposite of bravery isn’t stupidity, it’s conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.”
    Roy Underhill, 2018

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Laurinburg NC
    Thanks Guys.Im in thnking mode right

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    McMaster also has a variety of pullys

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    beds bath beyond has poly cutting boards that may work.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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