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Where get the gears for tensioning?

Hello all!

I’ve ordered my Maslow, built the frame, and while I wait for shipping, I’m working out my chain tensioning system.

I haven’t finished all my pondering, but one thing that stymies me is that there are only two gears in the kit. Some of my solutions require 4 gears in total. Where does one get just the gear/sprockets for the tensioning part of the chain system? Maslow surplus is sold out of all the chain tensioning bits.

Thanks!
-M

There are two gears and two sheaves as shown in the picture in the thread above. Although I used clothesline pulleys from home depot
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-2-1-2-in-Clothesline-Pulley-72692/206094288

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cloathline pulleys work very well for managing the slack (I think better than
the original sprockets and hooks)

you can see a picture of this at

David Lang

Thanks for all the hints on clothesline pulleys!

Also, what is the “stock” chain length from the standard makermade kit?

-M

11ft

if you go to a longer top beam, you need the chain to be 6-12" longer than the
beam.

David Lang

I did the layout a little differently to maintain the chain tension. I’ve had zero problems with the chain tension. The only problems I have had have been because I hadn’t put any chain lube on the chains themselves so a couple of pins were seizing up and throwing cuts off.
Alternate approach to chain pulley system

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