flat belt

  1. ranchero Member

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    i have a small lathe a smart and brown model m needs a bit of work but useable as is. however the belt keeps coming apart at the join so either i am no good at joining flat belts [ most likely ] or the joiner i am using is no good [ ??? ]. so does anybody make new belts.
    thanks in advance for your help
     
  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Mine has a toothed joint with a pin.
    I like the tick of the belt and gives me a good reference for speed and if it's bogging down.

    Think I got mine from a forum member here with an M
     
  3. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @ranchero How long a piece do you need? I have some 1" wide in the cave, yours if you want it.
     
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  4. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    @mrsbruce might have knowledge of another way





    an easier reference to see

     
  5. WorkshopChris

    WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    Pretty sure the M has castings underneath the pulleys so needs joining in place

    Il check now.
    Not sure about the mk2 as the backgear is under the spindle rather than behind it.
     
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  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    And the bed is in the way too.
     
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  8. ranchero Member

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    thanks for the offer but mine is 1.25" wide. the belt it self is good its the joint that keeps separating so it must be the way i crimp it as i do not have the proper tool.
    i like the idea of lacing so i will give it a try.
     
  9. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    No problem. I've read that the lacing makes a comforting "click, click" sound as it's running. :)
     
  10. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Forum Supporter

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    It does. Gives a nice audible rpm guide.
     
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  11. ranchero Member

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    its working so far so good managed to make a lot of mess today and even something useful
     
  12. DAPPH

    DAPPH Member

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    Could it be that the usual direction of rotation of the belt is your problem ?
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    You are running the joint against the direction of rotation so it hits hard as the bulge slaps the pulley ? .
     
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  13. MBB Forum Supporter

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    I've always scarfed the belts on a surface grinder. The correct adhesive is essential as is the clamping. I still have the clamping jig I made 40 years ago to the Smart and brown design in the back of the 1024 manual.
     
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