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17 December 2007 @ 12:32 pm
Sewing drive bands  
Tips for sewing a new drive band:

- set wheel & flyer to approx. where you want it when drive band is on.
- tie new drive band on with square knot - this will give you a mark for later.
- spin on wheel a bit so drive band stretches. I usually spin for 15 - 30 mins, even it it's just treadling the empty wheel.
- untie square knot. See the marks/dents? You want those to match up so drive band is correct length.
- line marks up and overlap ~ 1/2" inch on either side.
- sew together with sewing thread. I use it doubled.
- cut extra ends off
- you are good to go with a nice flat drive band.

-the redhead- 
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