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    lathe drive belt tensioner

    Made from a piece of c-channel racking material; part of a broken forklift parking brake; a VW scissor jack and a bolt.
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    The metal plate on the wall is part of a damaged fork truck body. The pulley is meant for bench mounting, but I don't have the room. The lathe is bolted to the bench, which is bolted to the wall, so I opted for a pull tensioner, rather than the usual push type. It would have been easier to use a threaded rod, but acme thread is much cooler.
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    Thanks sossol! We've added your Lathe Drive Belt Tensioner to our Lathe Accessories category, as well as to your builder page: sossol's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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