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Paperwood Pulleys

Russ Hamm

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Age
61
Last Subscription Date
10/12/2024
I know there are companies that rebuild these but has anyone done their own? Seems like if there was a way to fabricate the many layers needed out of something it could be done. Just curious.
I just got done reading the history of the Rockwood company and saw that they were actually bought out by the current paper pulleys company, interesting read. Looks like for afety reasons a guy should really go with them on rebuilding a paperwood pulley.
 

FWurth

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Last Subscription Date
07/29/2019
Re: Paperwood pulleys.

I believe that the paper pulley co is the same outfit as Rockwood. The employees of the pulley division bought out their division and separated from the big corporate main co., as the head management decided to close out that somewhat obsolete technology division. Likely, if we want that group to survive for the future help in our hobby, we should keep them busy with our patronage.
 

gasenginerick

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Last Subscription Date
10/14/2016
Re: Paperwood pulleys.

I had two custome pulleys made by Paper Pulleys inc from Tennessee, I was very happy with them.
 

Andy Williams

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Re: Paperwood pulleys.

good to see they are still in business. i guess one could be made from layers of plywood glued and then turned in a wood lathe. I never done it but it looks it would work
 

Gene Williams

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Last Subscription Date
12/15/2019
We had paper pulleys do one for our 20-40 Case. We were in a hurry and needed it now. They delivered and it fit as well as if Case would have sold it in 1918. It was perfect bolts holes matched our hub and everything (they did not have our hub).
 

JFred

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10/12/2014
We had paper pulleys do one for our 20-40 Case. We were in a hurry and needed it now. They delivered and it fit as well as if Case would have sold it in 1918. It was perfect bolts holes matched our hub and everything (they did not have our hub).
Are you saying that they already had one in stock for your model case?
 

FWurth

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Last Subscription Date
07/29/2019
I believe they still have the old original patterns for most applications.
 

Alan Svanes

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I have a friend that have made a couple of pulleys out of hardboard and I trued them up on the lathe. If I remember it took more than a 4x8 sheet to do a 16 inch pulley.
Alan
 

Avery22x36

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Would be interesting to see how they made them, before I knew you could order them new, I was going to take masonite and use Gorilla Glue and an 80 ton press to make a cube and then lathe it down.
 
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