I am beginning to switch over from manufacturing my casters assemblies entirely in acetal to primarily aluminum, for a variety of reasons that I have discussed previously. I was a little unsure if I was going to get a pretty finish on the aluminum or not--but here's the first article for one of the round sleeve models.
It is gorgeous--and all I had to do was to hold some 150 emery cloth to it while it was turning it on the lathe!
The first happy customer for the aluminum version for the new Losmandy Lightweight tripod sent me these pictures.
This picture emphasizes how well the Deluxe wheels work in high grass.