hello everyone tonight

Hi Dave

preferably the larger wheel is wooden, the smaller if not wood and no doubt very well could be a metal pulley due to its size--- its surface should be covered I would use a piece of belting riveted to the metal surface

The larger wheel if not wooden should also be covered with belting

This of course would provide the friction necessary to make everything rotate easily

I forgot to mention that the main hoisting rope would probably be 3\4" manila for wear and safety

thanks for getting back with the question, a good point to bring up for clarification