.... I thought I could use an inexpensive rolling mill and have
custom rollers fabricated with the appropriate teeth. Anyone know
where I could get these rollers made?
I don't know about the inexpensive rolling mill part but I think that
your task might well be done on a regular rolling mill like the
Durston Mini-mills which are fairly inexpensive, comparatively
If you go to http://www.durston.com/prod-m-minimill.htm , for example,
you'll see that the mill has those small outboard rollers. They are
are replaceable and are normally patterned by Durston to produce the
Patterns and Profiles rollers as seen at
About a year ago I had a need similar to yours and was much helped by
Durston. To make a long story short they can provide you with blanks
of those outboard rollers which you can pattern as you see fit. I
believe they were entertaining the idea of marketing the blanks at
modest prices but I do not know the latest on that. Or you could get
them to make a pair to your specifications. They were exceptionally
and uncommonly helpful and generous to me and went to no small
trouble to make sure I got what I needed to do what I wanted.
If you are interested in going this route please contact me offlist
and I will provide you with the details of my contact at Durston.