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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:10 pm

I am putting together a mini-lathe with a mixer big ac motor and rubber belt, but accidently i cutted the rubber belt by pressing on it with a vise grip...and now i am stuck...

I tough of making a rope with ties in it to make the dents but i hope to get a better solution to that...

How could i make a belt by myself? In metal or rubber i dont care but do you guys know some techniques?Like in the metal necklaces or something...

I would really appreciate some tips.
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Unread postAuthor: boyntonstu » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:37 pm

leather belts were widely used.

sewing machine belt another possibility.

Or any belt, V or other kind and use an idler to tighten.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:21 pm

I would recommend trying to find a replacement belt at Tractor Supply Company. They have a large selection of belts, and they are all dirt cheap. Judging by your avatar you are Canadian, and I believe that TSC has a few locations in Canada.
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:50 pm

Do i absolutly need dents on the belt? V belt looks like they work by friction only.

I wonder if rona sell those...

The exact lenght is'nt really a problem, as i can put two othere poulies to stretch it...

I can also get to find some old combustion engines an hope there is the right v belt on it for me...
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Unread postAuthor: Daltonultra » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:33 pm

The "dents" are relief cuts. They allow the rubber of the belt to pass around a small pulley without wrinkling on the inside or cracking on the outside. Either condition shortens the life of a belt considerably.

What kind of lathe is it? Can you post maker and model? Maybe a picture of the lathe, and a close-up of the plate with the model info on it?
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:38 pm

Its not a lathe but a big ac motor from a mixer.

I have decided to forget the belt and put the motor inline with the rotating thing...simpler like that.

( i am making a small plastic working lathe)

I will get pics when it will be done.
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