I slapped this mess together when I got this lathe about 30 years or so ago. It's been OK but now the belt wants to run off the sheaves. Time to redesign my drive system. I'm so much better equipped to make something better. I just have to pre plan well enough to make any parts on the lathe that I may need the lathe to make before I tear it down.
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I know a lot about a lot of things BUT I still have a lot to learn.
Life is what you make of it. So, why not make a working machine to make it easier.