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Leather Honing Belts

Discussion in 'Canadian Suppliers' started by John Noon, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    John I need a 2 x 72. I’ll be placing a belt order again sometime this week, so hopefully you can set one aside for me and tack it onto the order. Cheers!
     
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  3. John Noon

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    I’ll have one waiting for you
     
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    So far reviews have been good on the 1x42 belts. I have decided that the 2x72 belts will be two layers of 4oz Vegtan leather.

    Two layers will have less stretch over its lifetime and should last longer.
    Edges will be rounded and I will leave it up to the customer to seal with compound or paraffin wax. Beeswax is sticky and will grab so I won't be suggesting that after my experience with a grabby belt.
     
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    Just put one on my order, looking forward to using it John. Cheers! :beer::beer:
     
  6. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson New Member

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    Just wondering if you'd given any thought to using a lightweight inexpensive 2x72 sanding belt as a backing for the leather to prevent stretching. Contact cement should hold the leather in place.

    Regards
    Dave
     
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    two layers of leather back to back will have pretty good stretch resistance. Another option is a Tyvek intermediary layer which has no stretch to speak of however this may cause other issues and I want to run one for lots of hours to be sure nothing odd pop up
     
  8. Dave Hodson

    Dave Hodson New Member

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    Just wondering - I have a boatload of old belts I'm too cheap to throw out
     
  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Hoarding old belts could be a support group name.
    I have to go through my pile and pick a couple of the worst ones and cut them up or the stack gets unmanageable
     
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    Good one - sounds like a group I can relate to
     

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