Accessories

Here is our listing of accessories made to fit and work with your Rose Engine.

Many of these accessories will also work with other models of rose engines.

Hardinge Mount

Auxiliary Rosette Holder

MT2 Spindle

Curvilinear Slide

Extra Set of Pulleys for Curvilinear

'G' Pattern Curvilinear

'C' Pattern Curvilinear

'H' Pattern Curvilinear

Goniostat

Pen Mandrels

'V' Belt Conversion

Aluminum Tool Holder Mount

Tool Holder with Brass Tipped Screws

Segment Stop and Detent

Overhead Drive System

Screw Feed Tailstock

Tailstock Bed

Oblique Dome Chuck

Dovetail Tower

Slow Speed Drive

Threading Attachment

Expansion Chucks

Engine Turning Tool Holder

Crossing Wheel

Angle Plate Oblique Attachment

Pumping

Rebuilt Hardinge Cross Slide

Spindle Adapter

Overhead Pulley Block

 


 

 

Hardinge Mount

 

 

Segment Stop Components

 

This tool allows the Hardinge cross slide to be quickly and accurately mounted to a mini lathe such as the mini-Jet or Rikon.

The tool consists of a section of dovetail, which has location studs on the bottom that ride up against the back rail of the lathe bed. It's locked down by means of a cam, which is tightened by a hex wrench. Once attached to the lathe the entire dovetail can be slid up and down the length of the lathe bed without the removal of the Hardinge cross slide. The Hardinge slide can also be adjusted back and forth approximately 2". With this mount projects can be accurately turned, faced, and bored in a manner that allows for more precise chucking and therefore better repeatability when doing ornamental turning. Metal turning tools are used to cut the wood.

Cost: $185

 

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Auxiliary Rosette Holder

 

 

Segment Stop Components

Segment Stop Components

Segment Stop Components

 

The auxiliary rosette holder mounts to the outboard end of the spindle shaft and allows for one or two rosettes to be quickly added and changed. It is phased by means of a 120 count numbered worm wheel with a quick release for large phase changes. It also includes a rubber holder tower and clamp as well as an extendable holder for the rubber, which brings greater versatility to positioning. With this tool two rosettes can be used simultaneously and phased independently which exponentially increases the design opportunities.

It will also be the indexer/gear holder for the spiral attachment, which will be available soon as well as other options which are to come.

Cost: $1250

 

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MT2 Spindle

 

 

 

A hollow Headstock spindle with #2 Morse Taper, draw bar, and 1"-8 adapter, 18" long. The Morse Taper 2 (MT2) spindle is made from a case hardened piece of tubing. The idea was disseminated by Fred Armbruster after he employed it to achieve 5C collet capacity on his MKII lathe. The case hardening provides a hardened OD and an ID that allows for machining giving the durability of a hardened shaft along with the accuracy and dependability of MT2 collets and fixtures, as well as the option of the ubiquitous 1"-8 thread. It not only allows for increased accuracy it also provides a platform for special holding fixtures that can be moved from lathe to lathe more accurately. It comes with a draw bar and a MT2 to 1"-8 adapter. The drawbar is made to work with standard MT2 collets.

Note: For lathes before #70 the barrel must be returned to have new bushings fitted as the new spindle is .0005" (half thou) smaller. A $50 charge will be added for this.

Cost: $300

 

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Curvilinear Slide

 

 

Segment Stop Components

 

The curvilinear slide does far more than can be described quickly. It is a slide rest unit that replaces the top slide of a Hardinge cross slide. It has an additional traverse slide that is devoid the lead screw allowing it to slide in and out by means of a spring while it follows an interchangeable template. It can produce any shape within its range. It also has an auto advance with tops allowing for long run set ups to operate without operator assistance stopping before it interferes with the chuck or other parts that do not need to be cut. It will also serve as part number two of three that will constitute the spiral chuck. It comes with the pulleys and belts for doing both internal and external cuts.

Cost: $2300

 

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Jockey Pulleys

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

An extra set of jockey pulleys for the curvilinear slide is necessary for doing internal work. Along with the set of pulleys a longer belt is needed as well. All curvilinear slides after the initial offering will come with these pulleys as standard.

Cost: $50

 

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'G' Pattern Curvilinear

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

These curvilinear slide rest patterns were suggested by a prominent turner. They have a high amplitude that lends itself well to robust patterns. In many cases only a portion of a pattern gets used and sometimes two patterns get used simultaneously. These lend themselves well to such situations. They are made from steel with edges polished to a fine shine.

Cost: $100

 

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'C' Pattern Curvilinear

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

With a longer length than the "G" style these curvilinear patterns are made for general use. They have a versatile cross section of concave, convex, and sine curve shapes in varied amplitudes for broad application.

Cost: $150

 

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'H' Pattern Curvilinear

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

The "H" stands for "Handles." The patterns have lower amplitudes that lend themselves well to making handles for all sorts of implements such as screw drivers and chisels. They are specifically designed to go along with the ice cream scoop handles described in the instructions for the Lindow Curvilinear Apparatus.

Cost: $100

 

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Goniostat

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

The Evans style Goniostat is made to produce round faces on cutting tools with a lap. It is suitable for round cutters in 1/8", 3/16", and ¼" in both carbide and high speed steel. To use the opposite end the bar with the brass ball is simply turned around. There is a bushing included to fit 1/8" rounds on the 3/16" side. It is a nice companion to the Goniostat available from Peter Gerstel.

Cost: $125

 

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Pen Mandrels

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

The pen mandrel system consists of a holder and mandrels. The holder fits into a MT1 spindle which is used in the Sherline headstocks and has also been placed into the middle of the Lindow Rose Engine MT2 non-flanged adapter (if yours does not have the MT1 please call for an exchange with one that does). The mandrels are available in sizes for .368", .382", .402", .410", .485" pen tube diameters. Other sizes will be available in the future. The mandrels have at one end a ½" diameter which fits into the holder and is secured by means of a screw with a tapered head. This tapered head expands the slotted section of the mandrel and also has a center drilled end so as to be able to be held with a tailstock. The mandrel can also be used in a ½" collet by cinching the screw down with a ¼"-20 nut. A screw is included for use with the Sherline index head used on many LRE accessories. The mandrels can be purchased individually or in sets and more sizes will be added as requests are received. They are labeled for both the diameter of the mandrel and the diameter of the pen tube.

Cost: Call Lindow Machine Works

 

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'V' Belt

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

The 'V' Belt offers a more positive drive system that virtually eliminates the 'ski -jump' effect so often felt when taking a relatively pointed rubber over the top of a sharp peak on a rosette. It also reduces belt slippage. It comes with the necessary pulley and the tensioner/adjusters that mount to the bottom of the table. It is made specifically to fit on the steel base. The price includes two tensioner rollers, two belts, and two cast iron pulleys. This option is included in all new machines that are purchased with the steel base.

Cost: $250

 

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Aluminum Mounting Blocks

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

 

These aluminum mounting blocks have the dovetail that matches the Aloris and Phase II tool post typically used on rose engines. They are for storing cutting frames and tools when not in use. They can be attached to a wall, cabinet, or the machine itself to keep the tools out of the way but with quick access.

Cost: $12.50

 

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Tool Holder with Brass Tipped Screws

 

 

Jockey Pulleys

Jockey Pulleys

 

Having tired of getting Asian tool holders that were not held to tolerance and having to spend $10 per unit after that for brass screws so as to not mar the finish on the cutting frame and then open the slot up to 9/16" we decided to make our own tool holders. These tool holders are made of steel with a black oxide finish and manufactured in the USA. They will fit the small Aloris and Phase II 100 series tool posts.

Cost: $40

 

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Segment Stop and Detent

 

 

Segment Stop Components

Segment Stop

Segment Stop for Rose Engine

 

Segment Stop and Detent– The Segment Stop and Detent accessory consists a segment stop, two expanding collets, a Detent, and the unit's arm. Both the Segment Stop and the Detent are secured in the top of the unit's arm. The whole unit mounts on the base with a ½" bolt.

Segment Stop – The Segment Stop has two adjustable stops mounted top and bottom. The Segment Stop works by first fitting expanding collets in the 5/32" holes of the Index Plate. The collets are secured by means of a set screw in the collets. As the Index Wheel is turned the collets are stopped by either of the adjustable stops.

Detent – The Detent is also secured at the top of the arm. The Detent is spring-loaded so its detent can either be inserted in the Index Wheel, or locked out when not in use.

The Segment Stops unit will be extremely handy when using the Dome Chuck and Straight Line Chucks and there is a need to restrict movement of your work piece. Now that the Detent is more visible it will be easier to use than the current design.

$350

 

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Overhead Drive System

 

 

Overhead drive for Rose Engine

Overhead Drive System– The Overhead Drive System accessory is used to drive either of the three Cutting Frames i.e the Drilling Frame, and either of the two Universal Cutting Frames. The Overdrive Drive System can be moved to match any position of the cutting frame, and is quiet in use. The variable speed controller is used to match the type of cutting frame, type of ornamenting, and hardness of the work piece being ornamented.

The Drive System comprises of the following components:

  1. Sherline DC motor and controller
  2. Motor Mount
  3. Structural framing components and brackets
  4. Shaft collar
  5. Pulley block
  6. 4 Locking handles
  7. 3 Pcs. of 1" bar stock---36", 24", and 18".

$625

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Screw Feed Tailstock

Screw Feed Tailstock with adjustable live center

 

Live Center for Screw Feed Tailstock

Live Center and Adjustable Live Center

 

Screw Feed Tailstock on Rose Engine

The Screw Feed Tailstock –this tailstock is an improved model from the tailstock provided with the Dome Chuck. The screw feed tailstock is supplied with an adjustable live center for easier alignment and better control. This tailstock has several advantages:

  1. The tailstock is easily adjusted to get your arbor/part centered rather than having to adjust the entire tailstock bed. The adjustment can be made to the live center simply by loosening the two socket head cap screws, dial in the mandrel or part, and then tightening the screws.
  2. The live center rotates reducing friction, which means that it will not loosen up during the operation like a dead center occasionally does.
  3. The screw feed allows better control of the amount of pressure and immediate release.

Cost is $155 for the tailstock with the live center and the adjustable live center.

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Tailstock bed

Tailstock bed dead center

Tailstock bed mounted on rose engine

The Lindow Tailstock Bed – the tailstock, like most tailstocks, is made to support long, slender objects such as pens or finials. The challenge of the rose engine is that the tailstock must rock with the headstock. The tailstock bed bolts to the headstock below the spindle in two different positions, and the tailstock, that is included with the Dome Chuck, is used to support the work piece. The higher position allows for objects of about 3 ¼” in diameter to be turned. The lower position requires two riser blocks (sold separately) to raise the tailstock, which then allows diameters of approximately 8 ¾” to be turned. The tailstock bed is adjustable so as to allow for perfect alignment. Included is a spring and washer. These are placed behind the tailstock dead center to allow for pumping operations.

Cost is $185 for the Tailstock Bed, spring and washer only.

 

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Oblique Dome Chuck

Lindow Oblique Dome Chuck - the oblique dome chuck is designed to both “pitch” and “roll” giving adjustment in two directions. The indexer mounts to the short section of dovetail and can be tipped backwards while the base on which it rides can be swiveled around 360 degrees. Not only can complex shapes be developed but decorations can be applied to angular pieces as well. This tool also allows for multiple operations to be accomplished with only one chucking in many otherwise awkward situations. The tool mounts to the saddle of the double eccentric chuck.

$250

 

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Dovetail Tower for the Rose Engine

Lindow Dovetail Tower - the dovetail tower is an upgrade that will allow for the lateral movement of a rubber along the tower while keeping the same relative position. If your rosettes have the same major diameter it will allow you to play the rosettes against each other to create effects not possible using one rosette alone. While it will make moving the rubber from rosette to rosette easier in OT work it is essential for more advanced engine turning, especially when making the diamond which incorporates multiple rosettes to create the pattern. The tower replaces the original tower and mounts to the table using the same holes.

$475

(as an upgrade to a new machine or with exchange on an existing machine.)

 

Rubber Holder for Dovetail Tower on the Rose Engine

L-W Tower Rubber Holder –an additional rubber holder is available for more advanced usage of the rose engine. Using another rubber with a second rosette could be very valuable beyond basic OT compositions. For example, if you were ornamenting a puffy box, or any polyhedron along with pumping, a second rubber is a must.

$150

(for an additional rubber holder)

 

 

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Slow Speed Drive for a Rose Engine

Slow Speed Drive for the Rose Engine

Lindow Slow Speed Drive - The Slow Speed Drive is designed to automatically rotate the headstock at differing speeds, and can be engaged or disengaged using a simple clutch mechanism. The headstock can still be turned using the hand crank, however, when a slow speed is required the drive can be instantaneously engaged or disengaged.

There are many advantages of using the Slow Speed Drive. These include better finishes on your final cuts by turning the headstock at a slower rate with no jerkiness in the movement, allows you to concentrate on the slide rest when making adjustments, using the drilling frame to drill large holes in boxes, reduce tennis elbow, you can leave the ornamenting to the RE while you drink coffee.

The Slow Speed Drive is driven by a DC parallel shaft gear motor and V belt, which allows for extremely low speeds yet can attain higher speeds due to the variable speed control attached to the motor. It is not possible to rotate the headstock at such a constant slow speed using the hand crank. While the drive was specifically designed to work with the steel stand it can easily be fitted to a shop built base especially those made according to the L-W plans.

$675

Slow Speed Drive

The Slow Speed Drive kit comes with a motor, variable speed control, clutch handle and locking mechanism, a drive belt, and pulleys.

 

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Threading on the Rose Engine

expansion chucks

 

The threading attachment mounts to the outboard end of the spindle by means of a collar and set screw and functions in the same way the traditional Holtzapffel lathes did by engaging a threading chaser into a threaded bobbin of the same pitch. The attachment comes with four sets of thread pitches or threads per inch (they are 4 tpi. , 8 tpi., 12 tpi.,and16 tpi.) and is capable of making one, two, three, or four lead threads which gives a wide variety of threading options. The thread chasers are made of brass and the attachment holder, collar and four threaded bobbins are coated in black oxide to prevent rust. The lever is used to engage the thread chaser firmly into the bobbin and hold it while it is being locked down by the cap screw.

The Drilling Frame is used with a 60-degree cutter held in a 3/16" fly cutter holder to cut a thread. The 3/16" fly cutter holder is supplied with the Drilling Frame or can be bought separately.

Another option is to use a 60-degree thread mill cutter held in a 3/8" end mill holder. Both the thread mill cutter and end mill holder can be purchased from Lindow Machine Works.

Note: end mill holders are based on the 8MM collet size

The Threading Attachment can also be fitted to most MDF rose engines.

Thread Calculator - use our automatic thread sizing tool

$375

A replacement 3/16" end mill holder $35

60-degree thread mill cutter $35

3/8" end mill holder $35

 

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expansion chucks

 

Expansion Chucks - The expansion chucks are designed to hold objects both internally and externally. Internally they tighten against the work piece by means of a draw bolt and conical shaped nut which forces the slotted section to expand. Externally they perform like a cup chuck being closed by means of a hose clamp. Both methods offer a secure and accurate means of holding your work piece with a low profile. These chucks are the perfect answer for holding objects where space is at a premium such as on the Dome Chuck. The chucks are made of Delrin, a high impact plastic that is durable enough to hold an object firmly yet flexible enough to effectively expand. They can also be turned to any specific size needed to hold your work piece.

The Expansion Chucks are either sold as a set of 18 pieces, or can be bought individually.

A set consists of 18 chucks. Included are 8 chucks threaded 1”-8, and 8 chucks threaded ¾”-16. 2 blank chucks, with both thread sizes, are also included. The set also comes with 10 conical nuts and flat head ¼”-20 bolts.

For internal holding the diameters of the chucks are 1 1/4”, 1 3/8”, 1 1/2”, 1 5/8”, 1 3/4”, 1 7/8”, 2”, and 2 1/4”.

For external holding e.g. as a cup chuck, each expansion chuck can clamp a work piece ¼” smaller than the diameter of the chuck. For example, a 1 ½” chuck will be used to clamp a 1 ¼” work piece.

For a set of 18 chucks, $350 with nuts and bolts.

Individual Chucks, $25 each without nut and bolt.

Nut and Bolt set, 5 for $20

 

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engine turning tool holder

Engine Turning Tool Holder - The engine turning tool holder is designed to allow traditional engine turning or guilloche work to be done using a tool slide and quick change tool post. It incorporates the traditional cutter (high grade Mirco 100 carbide) with a guide (geed) immediately next to it. The cutter is ground with a front angle of 10 degrees off each side and a relief angle of 20 degrees. The guide is adjusted by means of a thumb screw which in turn sets the depth of the cutter. The cutting tool is made from extremely close grain carbide of the highest quality and honed to a mirror finish for exceptional cutting and a highly reflective finish cut. The tool holder will accept ¼” square cutters for additional tool profiles.

$150

 

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crossing plate
(click photo for larger image)

crossing plate
(click photo for larger image)

Crossing Wheel - The Crossing Wheel allows for very quick and extremely accurate phasing of the rosettes without moving the position of the work piece being ornamented. The Crossing Wheel is constructed of four main parts. They are the barrel, the crossing wheel, the worm, and the worm wheel. Barrel – the barrel rotates on the spindle and holds the rosettes. Crossing Wheel – the crossing wheel has sets of three notches for each of the 12, 18, 24, 36, 40, 48, 60, 72, 84, 96, and 120 count rosettes. There are also three sets of graduation notches for 96 divisions, 200 divisions, and 300 divisions. A spring loaded detent is inserted in the notches to secure the crossing wheel. Worm - The worm turns the worm wheel using a detachable handle. Each full turn of the handle moves the worm wheel 2 degrees. For even more accuracy the worm itself is also divided into 10 divisions. Worm Wheel – the worm wheel has 180 divisions cut into the wheel surface. If the worm is turned 180 times the worm wheel is moved 360 degrees one compete circle. The Crossing Wheel is supplied with an instructional video explaining its assembly and maintenance.

Phasing Using The Crossing Wheel – A simple example of phasing is to first insert the detent into the notch that corresponds to the count of the rosette that is being used in the phasing process. For example, if you want to phase using a 24 count rosette first insert the detent into the 24 notch. By moving the detent to the notch on either side of the 24 notch the phase is changed by half or 50% of one valley or bump of the rosette. By moving the detent backwards and forwards in the notches basket weaves and barleycorns patterns can be made. Also, using the graduation notches of 96 divisions, 200 divisions, and 300 divisions basket weaves, herringbones and chevrons, as well as many other designs, can be made. For those trying to accomplish engine turning the Crossing Wheel is a must.

Phasing Using The Worm - The worm is not only used to make designs using odd numbered rosettes and making moirés, it is also used for quick alignment of the spindle especially in regard to the Dome Chuck, Double Eccentric Chuck and Straightline Chuck.

Call David Lindow to add the Crossing Wheel to an existing
Lindow RE.

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Angle plate
Angle Plate Oblique Attachment

 

angle plate
An Index Head mounted to the base of the Angle Plate Oblique Attachment.

 

 

angle plate
The Angle Plate Oblique Attachment used with the Double Eccentric Chuck.
The Angle Plate is set at an angle to ornament facets on the top of a box lid.

 

 

angle plate on straight line accessory
The Angle Plate Oblique Attachment between the Straight Line Chuck and the Pencil/Dome Chuck.
The base of the Angle Plate is set at an angle for ornamenting tapered pens.

Angle Plate Oblique Attachment - the Angle Plate is used either on the Straight Line Chuck or the Double Eccentric Chuck for ornamenting pieces at an angle. For example, it can be used for faceting, as well as ornamenting tapered pens. The Angle Plate can be used in both the horizontal or vertical positions on either of the chucks and the base moves from zero to 90 degrees. An Index Head can be mounted on the Angle Plate from either side of the base, as well as either horizontally or vertically to the Saddle on either chuck. See above how the Angle Plate can be configured.

$150

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Pumping Kit

Pumping Kit -The pumping kit includes four rosettes, a two directional rubber, spring, and thrust bearing.  The rosettes have 18, 24, 36, and 48 bumps matched for pumping and rocking.  The rubber has an end with 1/2" rollers for simultaneous pumping and rocking.  The opposite end has a 1/4" stud for pumping, and if the rollers are removed one can use the 3/8" stud for pumping also.  The spring is coupled with a thrust bearing to give an exceptionally smooth action. 

The pumping rosettes are installed in the same manner as the standard rosettes except with more spacers in between for the needed clearance.  The spring is installed in seconds by simply removing the back shaft collar, sliding the thrust bearing and spring on, and then setting the spring tension with the shaft collar. 

Click here to see a close-up of the rosettes.

Click here to see a close up of the spring and bearing setup.

$225

 

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Rebuilt Hardinge Cross Slide

Rebuilt Hardinge Cross Slides - These are used Hardinge tool slides purchased from the surplus used machine market, rebuilt, and put on a base manufactured by us to accommodate the modern rose engine such as ours.

  The base is made with a dovetail slide to match the Hardinge lathe bed allowing for adjustment.  It also utilizes T slots across the bottom in both directions to allow for easy clamping. 

The bed is made of steel and the base is made of aluminum to reduce weight. 

The rebuild on the cross slide includes removing wear from the ways by milling, grinding and scraping and replacing any worn bearings.  The slide is also completely dismantled and cleaned. 

The double nut system used by Hardinge insures a minimum in backlash.  The slide is guaranteed to operate smoothly along the entire travel. 

Hardinge produced the best compounds ever made in the USA, and they sell new for over $5000. 

The toolpost is not included, but a T nut for mounting the tool post is included along with a bolt to match. 

$1450

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Spindle Adapter

¾" x 16 tpi to 1" x 8 tpi Spindle Adapter - This spindle adapter allows you to convert 3/4" x 16 tpi to the standard 1" x 8 tpi threads of the Rose Engine. This low profile adapter was designed to work on the dome chuck to convert its spindle to the same size as the rose engine spindle.
$25

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Overhead pulley block - This pulley mount is 1" square with a 1" turned section to fit a 1" bore structural framing system, which is sold by McMaster-Carr. 

The pulleys are 1 3/8" in diameter and are made to accommodate belt sizes from 1/8" to 3/16".  They incorporate high grade Japanese bearings to ensure long life. 

$75

 

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