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    John MacArthur
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    Cool lathe no704! It looks a little newer than the one I've been working on. I'll see what I can see about casting marks etc, besides the LeBlond on it. I've actually been more occupied with cleaning it up than trying to identify its model. From what the museum tells me it hasn't been touched for something like 80 years.
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    John MacArthur
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    Last edited by John MacArthur; 10-01-2021, 09:34 PM.

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  • Baz
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    I got a green synthetic material that seems to have a better grip and doesn't glaze. Round belt seems more common because it is used on sewing machines but still gold rod would be cheaper if it were flexible.

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  • no704
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    Click image for larger version

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  • JRouche
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    Originally posted by Tom S View Post

    Same. It's easy, and now I have a lifetime supply of alligator clips.
    LoL Same here, And the belting. McMastercarr is still my go to... JR

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  • ftownroe
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    See if you can contact Keith Rucker at Vintage Machinery.org I am a follower of his You Tube channel and I know that he just got,leather belts for the vintage planer that he is restoring.

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  • garyhlucas
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    Belt from MMC made a huge difference on my SB heavy 10 compared to the leather belt.

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  • John MacArthur
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    Tractor Supply has the old style clips and may have the belting.
    Johnny

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  • Tom S
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    Originally posted by JRouche View Post

    For my lathe I got the belt and alligator clips and tool from mcMaster carr. JR
    Same. It's easy, and now I have a lifetime supply of alligator clips.

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  • wdtom
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    Years ago (when I was working) I bought MMC some synthetic belting that worked well, All I remember is that it was orange in color, maybe 3/32" thick, and you could get clips that only needed a vise to close them on the belt. Looking through the McMaster catalog or web site might find this belting.

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  • John MacArthur
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    Originally posted by no704 View Post
    Looking for a flat leather belt for my 1918 LeBlond 19 Heavy.
    How about a pic of your LeBlond 19? Here's a pic of one I've been working on: Click image for larger version

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  • metalmagpie
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    Also there's a guy named John Knox, (847) 384-1146.

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  • reggie_obe
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    Baltimore belting, in business for over 100 years: : http://baltimorebelting.com/

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  • rebelrodder
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    There's a guy on Flea Bay that makes them to custom lengths with new clips and the little rod that joins them together. Prices seem fair and shipping is fast.

    Here's the listing for the one I got. The only thing I can say is be careful when you measure your old one. I should have gotten one about a quarter inch longer.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/37047783759...9b6a%7Ciid%3A1
    rebelrodder
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    Last edited by rebelrodder; 09-29-2021, 11:55 PM. Reason: Added Ebay link.

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  • MrWhoopee
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    Unless this is a museum grade restoration, replace with a serpentine belt. Grind half laps on the ends (without compromising the reinforcing fibers) and glue with Shoe Goo or Goop. Much better power transmission/ resistance to slipping and it won't stretch like leather. A MAJOR improvement on my SB Heavy 10.

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  • metalmagpie
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    Google Al Bino.

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