Introduction: Rolling Door Hardware

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I have a hay shed and equipment shed that needs doors that can roll to the side.

I made this hardware using 2 inch by 3/16 angle iron, in-line skate wheels and 1 ½ by ¼ flat bar. The wheels are reshaped to ride along the angle iron held in place by a groove formed along the wheel edge.

Step 1: Modify the Wheels

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Secure the wheels along a jig that will hold then against the 3/16 router cutter.

Turn the wheel so that the cutter forms a groove in the edge of the wheel.

Step 2: Shape the Metal

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Heat and bend the flat bar leaving a 2 ½ inch by 1 inch wide bend.

Drill the flat bar so that a bolt can suspend the wheel freely.

Step 3: Put It Together

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Attach the wheel including a washer to the bent flat bar.

Drill holes for the bolts that hold the hardware to the door.

Drill a ¼ inch hole just below the angle iron for a bold and washer that will keep the wheel from jumping off the track.

Comments

BobF6 (author)2015-09-01

Would like a picture of the anti-jump bolt please. I'm not sure from the description of where it is mounted. I need to make enough of these for six doors for my "new" shop.

YukonMaker (author)BobF62015-09-03

The anti jump system involved a 1/4 inch bolt a 1 inch section of 1/4 id pipe. I measured the bracket against the angle iron track, marked the lower clearance and then bolted the bolt with the pipe as a shim just below the track. It can't bounce of the track held in by the groove and the bolt.

caperjack (author)2015-09-01

good idea,but I hope the door isn't to heavy ,don't thin the skate wheels wild hold a lot of weight before they come apart ,, but hey I have been wrong before

YukonMaker (author)caperjack2015-09-03

I made four doors with 2 of these rollers on each 10x10 ft wood frame steel clad door. They seem to be holding up for now!

YukonMaker (author)2015-09-02

I made four door with tow of these rollers on each 10x10 ft wood frame steel clad doors. They seem to bear the load well, but I will see what happens at -40. The anti jump system involved a 1/4 inch bolt a 1 inch section of 1/4 id pipe. I measured the bracket against the angle iron track, marked the lower clearance and then bolted the bolt with the pipe as a shim just below the track. Can't bounce of the track held in by the groove and the bolt.

tomatoskins (author)2015-08-31

This looks like the most indestructible sliding door I've ever seen!

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