Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Treadle lathe problems

john lucas
>I got a 1 1/4" wide leather belt today. I installed it on the lathe after turning a crown on the large wheel. It won't stay on. The wheel does wobble a little but not much. I'm thinking about adding more wood to the outer rim of the wheel. 3/4" on each side. If I do that should I crown the whole outer diameter or should I try to form a lip to keep the belt on. I remember old farm machinery only having a crowned wheel but the belts were usually wider.

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