lead screw assmbely

hi, im looking for a source for lead screws in the surplus market or maybe
making my own with some help from a machinist. I have designed a drum sander
that im planning on building and im stuck at one point. this is what im
trying to do I have a 4 x 24" drum on a 3/4 or 1" shaft that I want to move
up and down about 4".
my first thought was to use a couple 1" threaded rods in flange bearings but
where im stuck is connecting the pillow blocks to the rods, my thinking
tells me to have some one make me a couple 1" x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 steel blocks
that are threaded for the rod to move thru. then I can mount the pillow
blocks on the 1" side but now I need a way to guide the blocks up and down
so they wont spin. maybe c channel of some sort that the blocks can ride in
on the outboard sides. any thoughts on this would be helpful.
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Dominic Palazzola
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Are you anywhere near Central Oregon? I think I have just what you need. Remains from an old wave solder machine.
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Look up "take up" bearing housings, made primarily for conveyors but would do your job.
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Thise folks have a lot of lead screw material:
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Dennis Peterson
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