- Mar 19, 2018
I saw that pillow blocks were like 8 dollars each off amazon. This was waaaay over budget. So I made my own for less than 2 dollars. You take a standard 5/8 bearing and measure the circumference. Get a hunk of scrap 1,75” tube and cut off a sliver. Then mark out the circumference of the bearing on the sliver. Shade this region in. cut off the unshaded section. Then take a vise and press the sliver around the bearing and weld it up. Done. The first one took 2 hours. The second one took less than 20minites to make. Harness the power of the learning curve!!! The angle iron thing was a fail as it is weaker than the 2 presses bearings plus the 10 commandments say thall shall not weld bearings. To finish the pilllow block, weld a scrap steel underneath the pipe sliver and drill 2 holes.
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