The Rollenator! (Ring Roller Build)

45 000 Shikime 2,6 mln

Building a small bench top ring roller.
This video follows through on Bushing \u0026 Gears ( ) and Acme Tap ( ). Check those out if you find yourself wondering where some of these parts came from.

A special thanks to Mr. Pete for being such a great sport!

You Make Me Feel Good - Jingle Punks
Ether - Silent Partner
Et Voila - Chris Haugen


  1. Mark Cuson
    Mark Cuson
    3 ditë më parë

    God! I can feel the global pandemic was spreading by just looking at that coolant xD

  2. DamageJackal
    10 ditë më parë

    I was thinking instead of "gray years" more along the lines of broken-through-counter-bore-years?

  3. Jesse Wallace
    Jesse Wallace
    16 ditë më parë

    The editing of your videos is impeccable. I came for machining but I stay for the jokes and editing.

  4. frostbitevinnie
    22 ditë më parë

    With all my collection of ball bearings I now know how pop them into usefull fasteners! Just set the nuke to 8mm x 1.25, SHCS, 3 minutes and WALLA! No more Hardware Hank! Thanks TOT!!😀

  5. Kanishka .B
    Kanishka .B
    25 ditë më parë

    All things great and all... for pete’s sake show us all the machining🤥 Edit:Excellent as always🖤!

  6. josephtolliver78
    Muaj më parë

    I almost soiled my pants when I saw your hands around the spinning lathe the first time

  7. Cary Cleland
    Cary Cleland
    Muaj më parë

    What sort of feckery are those broken out holes on the frame. Jesus weeps.

  8. Jim Whipple
    Jim Whipple
    Muaj më parë

    I'm a retired CNC shop owner. I'll turn 70 in a couple weeks. I've got more tools than everyone I know, combined. Just starting to get interested in welding and sheet metal. Gonna have to fire up the VMC and make one of these

  9. Nitro Engine Hoarder
    Nitro Engine Hoarder
    Muaj më parë

    24:50 .. does he notice that this is kinda .. suggestive .. OF COURSE HE DOES.

  10. lee batt
    lee batt
    Muaj më parë

    Tony, Ive had my 32 inch lathe for 15 years now and have obviously become very intimate with it in that time. However since the mini lathe came to my shop A few months ago I feel that my old 32 incher has withdrawn from me, we’ve lost the intimacy we use to have. We’ve tried counseling, lathe date night and so-on. Any advice? I want desperately to keep my shop together. I don’t want to become my father, I grew up in a broken shop and know the damage it can do.

  11. UnSirPast • johnredford09
    UnSirPast • johnredford09
    Muaj më parë

    Dang! I knew there had to be drill bit (and board) stretchers out there, but could never find one until now! Thanks for finally revealing one to us.

  12. Robert DeGu
    Robert DeGu
    Muaj më parë

    I’m nominating this best writer, director, cinematography, actor, supporting actor. What was the title of this series again?

  13. crfvp4u
    Muaj më parë

    I really started to get into the humor. Love your work and your dialog.

  14. Joseph Astier
    Joseph Astier
    Muaj më parë

    Those knurls came out great. I wonder the fine pitch makes its own diameter so it fits.

  15. D D
    D D
    Muaj më parë

    did you leave that drill chuck key in the chuck and turn the spindle on?

  16. F. Huff
    F. Huff
    2 muaj më parë

    I did see one less priced and less capable but this is what I think matches your build.

  17. Helldober
    2 muaj më parë

    Wrong cutting geometri on that insert?🙏

  18. Delbert Voelker
    Delbert Voelker
    2 muaj më parë

    Great video and humor

  19. Paul Muff
    Paul Muff
    2 muaj më parë

    Not only an excellent piece of engineering but fully entertaining with the commentary many thanks

    2 muaj më parë

    Hahahah, I m so happy watching this video...

  21. Chris Hoover
    Chris Hoover
    2 muaj më parë

    Love the special guest appearance of Tubalcain, the master.

  22. BiologyTube
    2 muaj më parë

    With that music, I half expected The Runaway Five to rush in and turn off the lathe.

  23. Kegan Hensley
    Kegan Hensley
    2 muaj më parë

    The opening is so accurate

  24. ATLHooligan
    2 muaj më parë

    Those gears look like absolute complete DOG SHIT... I'd rather have mine out of lego than use those peices of shite.

  25. Taylor Branyan
    Taylor Branyan
    2 muaj më parë

    Ring rollers typically only go for..... Oh.... I see what you did there.

  26. King Tero
    King Tero
    2 muaj më parë

    Great job love ur videos.

  27. UpVoltage Overclocking
    UpVoltage Overclocking
    2 muaj më parë

    Yes u could have bought one, but then I wouldn’t have made one lol

  28. Cramduck
    2 muaj më parë

    I keep getting excited about these videos like "Oh yeah, I should totally make one of these too!" and then I remember I don't have a lathe OR a mill OR a CNC.. IM SAD, TONY.

  29. MrToni99
    2 muaj më parë

    Amazing !!!! Well Done.

  30. Stanley Losh
    Stanley Losh
    3 muaj më parë

    Put the hex on the bottom half of the knob.

  31. Saddle Tramp
    Saddle Tramp
    3 muaj më parë


  32. Fungus Enthusiast
    Fungus Enthusiast
    3 muaj më parë

    is that the noise the long drill bit actually made?

  33. lagunafishing
    3 muaj më parë

    I'm only here for the machine porn...

  34. Chris Stockton
    Chris Stockton
    3 muaj më parë

    The blurred out groove cutting had me cracking up lol 😂

  35. Fix It Mike
    Fix It Mike
    3 muaj më parë

    The clips of Mr. Pete had me rolling!

  36. Jeremy Whittington
    Jeremy Whittington
    3 muaj më parë

    You messed up your paint, and marred up one of the brass bushings... I’m not sure how to feel about that!

  37. Delas
    3 muaj më parë

    I love it.... Awesome video

  38. philip johnson
    philip johnson
    3 muaj më parë

    The rollINATOR!!! *Dramatic music* Using this inator, I will roll this sheet metal in a very precise way, and I will use the metal to take OVER, THE TRI-STATE AREA!!!

  39. Tyler Fortner
    Tyler Fortner
    3 muaj më parë

    Bear ring I see what you did there.

  40. Michael Birchall
    Michael Birchall
    3 muaj më parë

    You owe me a pair of Fiskars Tony!

  41. Danger Bear
    Danger Bear
    3 muaj më parë

    Get some case hardening compound. Makes case hardening simple.

  42. Alex Gage
    Alex Gage
    3 muaj më parë

    Dude you crack me up, thank you

  43. Alex Swan
    Alex Swan
    3 muaj më parë

    Haha man so man jokes in this own... hilarious. The drill stretch and the useless sharpening of the arts and crafts cutter... you’re good!

  44. Adam Vickers
    Adam Vickers
    3 muaj më parë

    What kind of monster makes a carton of ten eggs? Damned metric system has gone too far.

  45. jaiya dragan
    jaiya dragan
    3 muaj më parë

    First off your a psychic how did you know I was going to say the bit was dull

  46. Hulda Lucien
    Hulda Lucien
    3 muaj më parë

    The alleged c-clamp correspondingly suck because cyclone regrettably unite pro a coordinated foot. mature, sweet nut

  47. William Eades
    William Eades
    3 muaj më parë

    As an old Bureau of Standards Physical Dimensional Lab Rat, I've done everything from lapping lenses and Surface Plates to machining and radioactive calibrations yet every time I watch one of your videos I laugh my a$$ off and see something I want to build for my shop here at the house. You might get a laugh from the PD lab's unofficial slogan which is "MEASURE WITH A MIC...MARK WITH A CHALK...CUT WITH AN AX"

  48. Puia Turuburu
    Puia Turuburu
    3 muaj më parë

    I enjoyed your videos alot... 🤣🤣🤣 I wish we could work together, I have a very complicated engine never designed or innovated before. Or at least I wish I could own a machinery like yours...

  49. Mostafa Sh
    Mostafa Sh
    3 muaj më parë

    کارهاتون فوق العادست .احسنت بشما و سبک طراحیتون .همچنین سبک تراشکاریتون .👌👏👏👏🤝🤔🌸💐🌺🥀🌹⚘🌷🌼🌻 شما کدام کشورید تشریف دارید ؟

  50. Gregory Core
    Gregory Core
    3 muaj më parë

    From an old ironworker that only with 1/16 this is nice!

  51. Nick McGinley
    Nick McGinley
    3 muaj më parë

    Crane style, tiger style, praying mantis, drill sharpening style...yup, all my Kung Fu is pretty goo... "Bwa ha ha ha...your drill sharpening Kung Fu is no good, my little sister can sharpen drills better than you!" Heh? Ohhhh? OooooooooaaaaAAA!

  52. Shannon McStormy
    Shannon McStormy
    3 muaj më parë

    So...."carbide" blades/bits/etc., seem necessary and/or common when working with harder metals. How does one sharpen a metal hard enough to cut other hard metal? (This is likely a stupid question, but since I don't know squat about metal working, I thought I would indulge my idle curiosity.....)

  53. Parker Bartnicki
    Parker Bartnicki
    3 muaj më parë

    24:35 This is for later use

  54. Nate Lav
    Nate Lav
    4 muaj më parë

    That boing noise was effective enough at letting us know why drilling such a long thin hole is very challenging. No need for ratios lol

  55. Holton 345
    Holton 345
    4 muaj më parë

    @ 7:52 - HAHAHA!!! You caught me napping, Tony. Totally unexpected! @ 10:50 - a flanged plane bear ring. Love it. @ 24:57 - Too much Japanese porn for you, sir. OMG! What a great project. I envy you your skills and tools. I am trying, but am still many miles behind you. You keep producing your videos, and I'll keep learning from them. Thank you.

  56. Ryan Trail
    Ryan Trail
    4 muaj më parë

    "knurling is black magic" I fully agree and I've done a minimal amount of it.

  57. rwfisheriv
    4 muaj më parë

    so...going to build rings for SpaceX's starship? 🤣

  58. عابر سبيل Passerby
    عابر سبيل Passerby
    4 muaj më parë

    Can I do one with the same specifications? Can I know its price

  59. Matthew Skocz
    Matthew Skocz
    4 muaj më parë

    Bro the custom serenity prayer tho 😂 👍🏻👍🏻 I know that one all too well unfortunately

  60. rcstl
    4 muaj më parë

    24:56 I thought my feed switched to Japanese porn! (don't ask me!)

  61. Art Survives Artist
    Art Survives Artist
    4 muaj më parë


  62. Anthony Martin
    Anthony Martin
    4 muaj më parë

    Well usually I give you a ten out of ten but this one only gets a nine and three fourths do to the holes lol. Very nice job Mr Tony. 👌

  63. FritzKissa
    4 muaj më parë

    It's 2021 and we literally have not seen that roller again!

  64. al brien
    al brien
    4 muaj më parë


  65. Brian CP
    Brian CP
    4 muaj më parë

    "I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot of this thing in the future" And then it never showed up again.

  66. Helikopterpop
    4 muaj më parë

    There is a flaw in that type of design though. If you have two driven rollers on each side of a bar, one roll is driving the outer diametre and one on the inside, hence the rollers cannot have 1:1 gearing since that will make one roll slide and that will destroy the knurl, the roll and the finish of the rolled material. So the ideal is to have the two driving rollers on the same side and the free roller on the inside. Thats why your knurl flattened out. And the thicker the bar or flat stock, the more apparent the design flaw will show itself. Most machines that ive seen has two driven bottom rollers and a free spinning top one thats adjustable within a dovetail or similar. Anyways, always fun to watch your videos. Cheers /nicke -$weden

  67. Carbon K (munda_desi_hai)
    Carbon K (munda_desi_hai)
    5 muaj më parë

    Superb machining skills, great narration, funny and sharp puns, stop animator level editing skills and chewed up finger sir are a complete package. *tips hat*

  68. Bagel
    5 muaj më parë

    Love you but, YOUR NAILS!!!!

  69. Sky Leuba
    Sky Leuba
    5 muaj më parë

    The bolt popcorn....

  70. Wild Bill57
    Wild Bill57
    5 muaj më parë

    Jesus clips where I come from... for obvious reasons ( hint: just drop one)

  71. Jasper van Stijn
    Jasper van Stijn
    5 muaj më parë

    What a coincidence! I use milk on all my milling operations as well!

  72. Yoh
    5 muaj më parë

    Time to re-do this now that you have the Argonaut Hot-Shot! 😁

  73. Ben Müller
    Ben Müller
    5 muaj më parë

    If you do a google image search for ring roller, you will end up with quite a few chinese sellers selling this exact type of ringroller. Some of them are remarkably similar to the one in the video, down to the exact curves of the plates that hold the entire machinery together. Many of them have been optimized for price in some way or another. I really do wonder who came up with the design first

  74. Kelly Gipson
    Kelly Gipson
    5 muaj më parë

    Fitting gears? One word : valve lapping compound!

  75. Sparr Risher
    Sparr Risher
    5 muaj më parë

    Could you have coated the rollers in the "tool steel" tig rod from one of your more recent videos?

  76. Raspberry Jam Guitars
    Raspberry Jam Guitars
    5 muaj më parë

    This is one of the best blends of "cheese" and fact going around. That's a positive by the way. Thanks so very much. PS Your had me with the hand snipping of the chrome moly, not having seen your vids before, I actually thought you had done that! Yeah, yeah, I know.

  77. D.Ravi Chandran
    D.Ravi Chandran
    5 muaj më parë

    Ur narration is funny and brilliant... 🤣

  78. cygnus1963
    5 muaj më parë

    What a great project and video. Just love it you are great! Mr. Pete references remind me of my tech basic machine shop teacher, old school German with that same great edge about him. 😃 Pure gold, and thanks for the Ron Covell addiction I now have!

  79. justin dunlap
    justin dunlap
    5 muaj më parë

    I think I watch these videos for the closeup magic as much as the matching tips

  80. Rusty Shackleford
    Rusty Shackleford
    5 muaj më parë

    LOL 4:34 Tubalcain, I almost spit out my coffee!

  81. Shawn Strode
    Shawn Strode
    5 muaj më parë

    Watch out you can make wagon tires and barrel hoops.

  82. PrairiePirates
    5 muaj më parë

    Does that roller still have the “temporary” small snap ring?

  83. james owen
    james owen
    5 muaj më parë

    Sooo, where did you find the prints. I want to make one.

  84. Peter Weller
    Peter Weller
    5 muaj më parë

    Was that Jango Rienheart? Also funny, I thought cutting that bar with the wire cutter was a good choice comedically. Ha you have highly paid engineers yah right! I like your shop. Can I have it? Please I always wanted one. (((S T A L K E R A L E R T))) I think I will follow you.

  85. Crazy Dirt
    Crazy Dirt
    5 muaj më parë

    Nice build Tony!

    5 muaj më parë

    @25:00 😀

  87. Tom Full
    Tom Full
    6 muaj më parë

    Good afternoon Sir! Back in the days we used to run in gearboxes with a grinding compound before delivery 😉 Kind regards Anders Sweden

  88. tenaxxband
    6 muaj më parë

    boy, it was sure nice of Spongebob to lend you this soundtrack!

  89. J Mac
    J Mac
    6 muaj më parë

    $79.99 Harbor Freight gear driven ring roller

  90. J L
    J L
    6 muaj më parë

    LOL 😆 hands are restless from watching old Tony.. so educational, he should be a shop teacher. I will sign up and start to restore any old machines.

  91. domecrack
    6 muaj më parë

    Hey Old, Yes I'm re-watching some of these. Don't judge, you know what kind of a year this has been. So, I don't think you've ever explained how you're tapping threads. I've always used a handle, and I can't understand how you're using a drill or mill (not gonna go back & check which - I do have a few shreds of a life left) without just tearing a hole in your stock. Is the tap on some kind of free-range sliding mandrel, or is it clocked to the thread pitch somehow?

  92. Doğa Doğu
    Doğa Doğu
    6 muaj më parë

    he... he cut a steel rod with a pair of scissors on steroid?!?!? BTW hilarious video! Love it :)

  93. Kacy McCure
    Kacy McCure
    6 muaj më parë

    Mr Rogers in a shop. Eh. Eh.

  94. Kacy McCure
    Kacy McCure
    6 muaj më parë

    I myself are be a hand model.

  95. Kacy McCure
    Kacy McCure
    6 muaj më parë

    I have stabbed my dewclaw also. Sounds like a pussy now.

  96. Jesse Cickavage
    Jesse Cickavage
    6 muaj më parë

    Excellent work! A tip from a fabricator, you must over-roll it and cut the flats off if you want a near perfect ring.

  97. go2cloudbase
    6 muaj më parë

    slightly different approach here;)

  98. ian patton
    ian patton
    6 muaj më parë

    Dude this is the best channel on ALfirst man. This was the best freakin idea, I don't even miss this old house anymore! I got this old Tony!

  99. Steven Arango
    Steven Arango
    6 muaj më parë

    awesome video mate well done loved it.

  100. Peter “PopErtzEnkraulErHD” Griffin
    Peter “PopErtzEnkraulErHD” Griffin
    6 muaj më parë

    That drill bit is straight out of monty python