One of those things you hear about and hope that will never happen to you. I had a tragedy happen to me the other day. I some how managed to have one of my favorite tools break on me. And I always felt that I couldn't break this tool if I was trying to...
|The rolling mill how it should look...|
|The rolling mill and how the handle/"reduction gear box" broke off.|
|Rolling mill (on left), reduction gear box (on right). In this picture you can see how the roller looks like it sheared off like a twisted wire!|
|Bottom roller (left) and gear assembly (right).|
|Broken bottom roller (on left) and the piece that broke off of the roller stuck in the gear assembly (on right).|
I have already contacted the manufacturer of the rolling mill and will hopefully have the needed parts to repair the mill soon... (Not soon enough though...) In the mean while I am actually quite excited, this set back will force me to be more creative and figure out new ways to fabricate pieces without using sheet metal. I am trying to make this tragedy into a fun challenge for myself. Hopefully it will all work out for the best and I will be sure to make a few posts about how this situation works out.
Be back soon with more.
Until next time.
Peace and Love