I think this is a great idea! One more step in self
--- Carl McIver <cmciver@...
> What's to keep you from driving the rotor with a
> belt and at the same time cutting a groove into the
> stator next to the belt?
> When complete, clean up the mess and move the
> belt over into the groove. Problem solved. Likely
> you'd need to polish the
> groove some or coat it with epoxy to keep from
> wearing the belt away on the rough surface you left
> | Message: 1
> | Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005 00:53:10 -0500
> | From: Bobby Yates Emory <liberty1@...>
> | Subject: Re: temp lathe
> | Pat,
> | I feel you need to concentrate on the old style
> V-belt. While we are
> | used to seeing poly-v belts, I doubt they will be
> readily available in
> | poor countries. Even if you have to go to a lot of
> trouble to cut the
> | groove for the belt. If you can, keep it down to
> one belt.
> | Underdeveloped countries will have trouble coming
> up with matched sets
> | of belts.
> | There will probably not be enough room for any
> belt unless you remove
> | the stator (I think that is what the "shoes" and
> windings inside the
> | outer housing are called). But I assume you had
> to do that to cut the
> | slot.
> | If one of us is building one for our own use, the
> poly-v or a timing
> | belt would be a better choice.
> | Bobby
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