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Well, that's not good... I already had new roller ends, but I didn't have a round tuit to make the new roller yet. I'll need to wait on a new tube to make the new roller, and I'll be getting a round tuit when the new tube comes in. Any suggestions on how to straighten this so I can weld it for a temporary fix? I don't have a press. I thought about using a bottle jack to try to lift in the center of the roller, but I'm concerned that the roller might turn and kick the jack out.

My wife used to work as a librarian. She had an older gentleman come in and hand her a small round wood disk (about the size of a half-dollar). Printed on it is the word "TUIT". Somewhere in my collection of not entirely useful items is a round tuit. I'll have to see if I can find it.
 
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Do you have a table saw or a chainsaw? Take a 6x6 block and cut a lengthwise 'V' in it, then put that between the jack and the roller. That will likely avoid the risk of rotating that you mention.

Rob
 
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My wife used to work as a librarian. She had an older gentleman come in and hand her a small round wood disk (about the size of a half-dollar). Printed on it is the word "TUIT". Somewhere in my collection of not entirely useful items is a round tuit. I'll have to see if I can find it.
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I have one of those (y) .
 
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Well, he may be hiding them, but I haven't seen any pictures of round tuits in his shop ...though as much as he seems to get done without them I'm thinking he doesn't need any either.

The rest of us mortals however..... (pretty sure I could use more than a few given how many unfinished & yet to be started projects I've already got).

Only 218.5 months more until I can retire.... and that's not counting down, it's just long range "strategic" planning.;)

Soooooo young. 218.5 months ago I had already been retired 120.5 months. Enjoy the ride

Note: partially retired would be more accurate I guess. But pension started then.
 
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Do you have a table saw or a chainsaw? Take a 6x6 block and cut a lengthwise 'V' in it, then put that between the jack and the roller. That will likely avoid the risk of rotating that you mention.

Rob

Good advice
 
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I think I get less done at my house and shop now that I am retired than I did before, but the neighbors are sure getting to know me better.
Our next door neighbor is retired state road maintenance crew. In addition to his 50hp ag tractor with all kind of attachments, he has a "real" older mid-sized purpose-built backhoe, industrial chipper, and I'm not really sure what-n-all. But what I am sure of is that, as a "new" neighbor (we've now lived here 3 years) he's always ready, willing and able to help out with any project I mention I'm thinking about.
 
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I think I get less done at my house and shop now that I am retired than I did before, but the neighbors are sure getting to know me better.

Our next door neighbor is retired state road maintenance crew. In addition to his 50hp ag tractor with all kind of attachments, he has a "real" older mid-sized purpose-built backhoe, industrial chipper, and I'm not really sure what-n-all. But what I am sure of is that, as a "new" neighbor (we've now lived here 3 years) he's always ready, willing and able to help out with any project I mention I'm thinking about.

Nice! (X2)
 
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Use an old truck driveshaft from the boneyard to make a new roller for the flail mower?
 
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Do you have a table saw or a chainsaw? Take a 6x6 block and cut a lengthwise 'V' in it, then put that between the jack and the roller. That will likely avoid the risk of rotating that you mention.

Rob
With the price of lumber I'm not sure if I can swing that 😂 I might run to the local recycler and see if there's a piece of C-channel I could use in the same fashion. Or if I can find 2 pieces I can use some clamps to pull them together. Come to think of it, I think I have a piece of C-channel hanging out in my barn...
 
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Use the C-channel like a splint for alignment and fill the holes in the roller with J-B Weld. Good as new. ;)
 
 
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