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Countershaft with tight and loose pulleys

A combination of an 8 foot line shaft and 42 inch countershaft with tight and loose pulleys and a 4 cone pulley. Both shafts are 1 1/4" diameter and run in ball bearings. Both shafts run smoothly and require less power than the typical babbett bearing shafting. Note that both shafts mount on a wall rather than on ceiling joists. The belt can be easily shifted while running (just don't use anything sharp in your belt lacing). I use a stick to push the belt.

The line shaft is 8 feet long, with a 13 1/2" x 3 1/4" driven pulley and 4" x 8" wide drive pulley. The wide flat pulley allows the belt to move between the tight and loose pulleys on the countershaft.

The cone pulleys are approximately 4", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 9" in diameter.

Closeup of the tight and loose pulleys.

The wooden brackets One of the 5 wood bearing brackets has a crack and a chip of wood missing at the bottom. It's still solid, so I haven't repaired it. Both shafts run in ball bearings

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