In these pictures, you can see that the drive band runs in two grooves in the flyer assembly, one in the groove on the bobbin where you spin, the other on separate whorls. The difference between the two placements actually creates the twist in the spinning and a brake system of sorts to control just how fast the spun yarn winds on to the bobbin.
These photos are to illustrate to Tammy a few items we were talking about over the phone.
This last picture is of the Table of this wheel and the wooden screw which adjusts its tensioning. This Tension Screw actually is adjusted at the very front of the wheel. Some wheels have a wooden nut underneath the flyer assembly (Mother of All) which have to be loosened to be able to turn the tension screw, others just have this screw.
The Table is the main body of the wheel upon which uprights for the wheel, and the flyer assembly, sit. The driveband is a belt that transfers power from the turning wheel over to the whorls and flyer to power the twist when you spin. After all, a spinning wheel is a wooden machine.
So, there you have it....a post that's really an email hoping it will help a fellow spinner get better acquainted with her "new" wheel. I got excited when Tammy asked if anyone could help her with the driveband. If I had only been close enough, we could have had her wheel up and running in about five minutes. Thank Heavens for phones and computers - when they work right and messages don't go off into oblivion.
Best of luck, Tammy! I can hardly wait to see a post on your blog about your handspun yarn! :) (Just don't look at the dust all over this wheel! Hmm...I'll have to talk to the person who's supposed to be dusting around here. Oh, wait...that would be me, wouldn't it?)