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    Rotary converter on the cheap:



    This runs a lathe like this fine:



    It may look a bit familiar:





    This is a 240 volt machine so easy to set up with that rotary. Rotary converter runs other
    machines in the shop as well. The electrics cabinet looks simpler as this is an older
    machine. Good luck with your setup.

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    i checked out rotary converters, looks like they want $300-800 for a new one, no old ones around...
    i hate to admit it but i have been putting off buying a motor because i haven't bought a caliper
    micrometer; even though they are only $20, so i can't measure the input shaft. at this point it
    is either a phase converter which i found for $80, (probably get it next month) or the entire new
    motor $200.

    and then its off to the races with $1,000.- of accessories... chucks and collets, tapers and madrels
    tool holders and bits, knurling and dog plates. and don't get me started on the cooling lube oils.
    gosh it will be dec 2020 before i ever turn a round

    thanks for giving me your support, its been very helpful to have experience and references.

    guess i will have to wire this week. i think my new box has about twice as many power blocks as it
    needs so i may just pull them out and putty over the holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtype1 View Post

    bought this brake for $70, the cork $3 (cork is 1.75"x1.5")
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    All I keep thinking is Fred Flinstone's car.

    -Doozer

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    ah... yes, it has yet to be tested. although i have ordered the phase converter and it should be here next week. a little spark chasing and we will see, if i need new bearings. it has been to some debate. i was my self wondering if i would have to adjust it again, as i didn't set it extremely tight and it is softer than the original. but the one i took out was also a aftermarket mod which appeared to be well used.


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