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Replacing the Drive Belt on the 15" Craftsman Woodturning Lathe (2)

It can be done.

Move the lower wheel and drive assembly out of the way. wood turning lathe wheel
Hang the belt over the drive wheel. woodturning lathe wheel
If you have a 3" high friend, get them to help here. Where are all the pixies and fairies when a guy needs a hand? Otherwise, use a screwdriver or similar blunt tool and your thinnest fingers to get the belt in place as you swing the bearing assembly back in line. lathe belt back
Bolt the bearing assembly back in place. bearing replaced
Screw the speed adjustment arm back into place in the adjustment nut and with the two bolts to the bearing assembly fixture. lathe speed arm
Use the wheel unscrewed to the speed shaft to adjust the bottom pulleys as close together as possible. This will give the slowest speed for the lathe. speed adjustment

Now it is a matter of tightening the belt and replacing the lathe covers in the order in which they were removed.

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