Belt replacement

This has been a long time coming but I finally changed the belt on my metal lathe. If you look at the picture, it was in rough shape and would slip off is I tried to take a heavy cut.
I had read about using a serpentine belts to replace flat belts but I had never seen it done. The original belt was continuous but to replace it I would have had to take out the spindle and the jack shaft. Instead I got an old belt out of the trash at a local auto repair, cut it to length and sewed it together with steel wire.

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