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Jim

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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2019, 05:40:51 pm »
Thanks Bruce.
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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2019, 05:44:34 pm »
This is something that I haven't seen on model steam belts, are they ever seen at the shows anyone attends?

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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2019, 09:50:43 pm »
I don't know about at steam shows, but back in the day they were not uncommon in machine shops and the like, as they provided an easy and automatic adjustment for belt stretch, and made belt length measurements a bit less critical.
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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2019, 08:21:13 am »
Back in the the day when I was a leatherworker I used a skiiving knife to taper the ends of leather strips.

When I saw this, I immediately thought that a spokeshave might do the same job.

Sure enough:

https://youtu.be/xQG6MDZZKLA
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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2019, 07:28:38 pm »
I do have my grandfather spokeshave.
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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2019, 10:12:12 pm »

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Re: Flat Belt Drive Pulley Camber
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2019, 10:24:45 pm »
Mmm... I have an old timey version of this

https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200623954_200623954?

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and I've put one of them to use on a little log cabin  ;D
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