Drive Thread Length

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doak

Drive Thread Length
« on: 19 Jun 2016, 04:42 pm »
Hey Folks. Been a while.
Decided I'd (finally) make my on drive "belts." I've procured the proper thread in whit e and black. While I know I can measure a broken one, figured it wouldn't hurt to ask what the "official" length may be. Hopefully there is one, to give me a place to start. Understand one must allow for the loop knot.
What the word?
TIA

RPM123

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Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #1 on: 19 Jun 2016, 05:14 pm »
Hi,

I have extra sets of premade thread belts that came with my Versalex and they measure 20 3/4".

doak

Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #2 on: 19 Jun 2016, 05:16 pm »
Hi,

I have extra sets of premade thread belts that came with my Versalex and they measure 20 3/4".
OK. Hope I'm OK assuming it's the same for an orig WTA.
And that's not accounting for the knot, correct?
TIA

RPM123

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Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #3 on: 19 Jun 2016, 05:24 pm »
Can't say about the original WTA belt length. Mine are premade with knot, so the measurement is with a "doubled" thread.

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Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #4 on: 19 Jun 2016, 05:43 pm »

doak

Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #5 on: 19 Jun 2016, 05:49 pm »
The belt length is 21-3/8 inches according to the manual.

http://www.charismaaudio.com/products/well_tempered/data/WTL%20Amadeus%20Manual%20Rev.%20Oct%2009.pdf
Great. Thanks!
Seems I should have consulted the manual -- always the LAST place to look though for some reason. ;-)

tipatina

Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #6 on: 23 Jun 2016, 02:27 am »
Can't wait to hear how it goes. I ready to try too-down to my last Pranka belt!

sebrof

Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #7 on: 23 Jun 2016, 11:22 am »
I built a simple jig per the dimensions in the manual. I have tied my own belts ever since I broke the 2nd/last belt that came with my table, and can't imaging doing anything else. It's so simple to do and I never need to worry about belts.
btw I went to a fabric store and sourced 400 yards of the thread Mike Pranka recommended for ~$3.

tipatina

Re: Drive Thread Length
« Reply #8 on: 21 Jul 2016, 02:20 am »
I made a couple over the weekend using the nail/tack technique. Awkward but so far so good with my first one on the table.