Manual Rolling Mill


Introduction: Manual Rolling Mill

About: Homemade equipment, tools and devices:

There is almost nothing to describe in this mills. Initially the mills
were classified into classes, designed for purposes as follows: rolling of filigree, for alignment and correction of sheet materials. But due to the fact I didn`t designed fancy shaped streams, these settings were then useful while rolling of materials for sculpting.

I mean burnable plastics Super Sculpey, Fimo and Tsvetik (made in Russia). These solutions are suitable for sculpture clay. It will be convenient if there were 2-composites compounds of type Epoxy Putty, the proceed surfaces should be cleaned up and covered by plastics. I made different regulation for each side. Because, maybe will make cookies of different thickness :))

But - to be serious – it makes construction easier.

In in-plant-made mills, there is a control option presented by toggle
switch. Then, rotation goes through the gear – to both of shoulders. Here, each shoulder should be aligned individually. I have set of calibrated plates for this purpose, it makes selection issue not complicated.

All the rest is shown on picture.

This device has one disadvantage: Handle has to be rotate manually, device will be set on somebody`s edge of tables. It seems to be a little bit complicated – but it`s ok. Why should our life be so simple? :)

Step 1: Detailing

How to make homemade of detail in the drawings.

In addition, there are the following standard components:

-bearings- №629 D= 26/9 mm

-springs D=14x28 somewhere about

Handle design and adjusting screws at your discretion :0)

Full version with drawings here:



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    8 Discussions

    As mentioned below, a true step by step would be helpful; however, most folks on here 'should' be able to figure out the construction from the available pictures. Most of your work looks to be either homemade via lathe or the like as well. Even just having offered up measurements and/or templates or layout drawings would be awesome as to determine tolerances and distances.

    That would be great, not all of us are as talented as yourself and need the 'little details'. I have previously built a slip roller but your device doesn't seem to work on a cam to adjust it, instead relying on independent adjustment, so things like how you manage to get a level and accurate roll without measuring the gap etc.. would be amazing for those trying to replicate or construct similar.

    I didn't mean to appear flippant in my original reply, but often on this site my pc decides it's not going to load parts so it was a genuine question about the step by step :)

    Have a great 'rest' of Christmas :)

    2 replies

    Sorry that this is replying to a nearly three year old thread, but its for future reference of others more or less.

    In metal shop we learned to use both a manual, two zone adjustable as well as an electronic setup. With a manual, you just run a thickness gauge or a piece of scrap between the rollers to check that they're in sync...or relatively close to it.

    Pardon my dyslexic brain at 0600 after no sleep (thanks to this dng website...grr!). Brain somehow read 'Dec 25, 2015' as 2012. No idea!

    The order of the assembly is visible on the 2 photos.

    The public, as promised, detailing the device.

    Align with clearance on each side of the calibration plates.

    I'm sorry, I thought that the device is so simple that it will not cause problems.

    Tomorrow lay detailing.

    Sorry, how exactly does this class as an instructable? Did I miss the step by step?