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  1. I am building a pole building for leather work and some other pastimes. Was thinking of using a tall metal cabinet for veg tanned. Wonder if it will mold (unseated)?
  2. This is not leather for sure, but fits and carries great.
  3. This is listed on Offer Up for $200, bout an hour from me. Supposed to function. 5 others of different models. Wonder what model and what capacity? Thanks.
  4. Depends on which table or mounting setup. Can measure with a rope to get an estimate, or use one of several online belt length estimators using pulley center to center and pulley dimensions. Keep receipt from auto parts store if you need to swap.
  5. Nowadays it’s called Permatex Gasket Shellac. Dark brown, never comes off. It used to be in a glass bottle. I slammed it and broke it in the door of a 72 GMC. Never wore off the running board. It has a Chief’s head on the bottle. If you want it off you have to scrape it off or use a steel brush on an angle grinder. https://www.amazon.com/Permatex-20539-Indian-Shellac-Compound/dp/B0008KLOG6
  6. How bout some Indian Head gasket shellac or RTV gasket maker? Messy - have to use sparingly.
  7. https://postimg.cc/cK5THjZF This machine for sale on leatherworker.net has a simple reducer but I am unsure what type of bearing is used.
  8. A question on pulleys. The sewing machine belts seem to be 3/8 inch. Some companies call them L or M series. Auto zone has a 15 series. All the pulleys I have found for sale are A series (1/2) or A and B series ( 5/8 inch). I just had the narrow pulleys on hand, one came off my clutch motor. What pulley series matches 3/8 inch sewing machine belts?
  9. https://www.amazon.com/Dipped-Galvanized-Square-U-Bolt-Trailer/dp/B06Y3XS19S/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2cGQ-tnH7wIVZ_HjBx127wGoEAAYAiAAEgJ9VvD_BwE&hvadid=409940667309&hvdev=t&hvlocphy=9013241&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=12634043513001628544&hvtargid=kwd-3097009597&hydadcr=24661_11410854&keywords=square+u-bolts&qid=1616546908&sr=8-7 These u bolts might make this simpler. Could use a wood 2x6 on each side and longer bolts I guess if you lack a drill press or steel. I guess I’m a metal guy.
  10. If one were starting from scratch, 1/2 inch bearings, shaft and pulleys would be plenty heavy. 1/4 x 6 flat bar on front and back, maybe 5 inch wide, would be cleaner. 4 inch bolts would leave room for lock nuts. Grey primer would match better than red oxide. And a sheet metal belt guard to save the knees would be a good idea. I just had all this Saturday and did not want to drive to town.I measured belts and used 2 online belt length estimators and still made 3 trips to Autozone to get a fit.
  11. Yes. The bolts go on each side of the table leg and through the holes in the flat plates behind the post. Creates 2 clamps similar to a u bolt. No holes or attachment to post except the bolts pull tight. The extra hole was in the plate from its last life. Loosen bolts to slide reducer up and down. I will get a picture tonite maybe.
  12. Thanks. Sure changed the personality of the machine.
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