This device begs for further development........here it is as a two belt machine, with a fine 1.5" by 60" belt and a coarse 2" by 48".
There is a steel platen behind both belts. The pan came from a local thrift shop. I used a 5" aluminum drive wheel this time and made another idler arm like the first, but reversed to work on the left of the post. I have it set up on my mini and it works very well for metal or wood but I must pull the end cover off and see if any metal grindings are being pulled into the headstock!:(
Hmm, wonder what else I could do with this.................
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