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  1. That's about how I did mine, except I used an old...

    That's about how I did mine, except I used an old milk crate to cut the work in half. One end up on the milk crate first, then the other end up on the bench, then finally the milk crate end up on the...
  2. Thankfully it doesn't have to be moved very...

    Thankfully it doesn't have to be moved very often. Kinda like a fridge. I got mine on the bench by myself in 2 steps, taking my time in between.
  3. Nice work! I have to confess having a soft spot...

    Nice work! I have to confess having a soft spot for the 10-turn precision pots with the mechanical counting dials. Used to have a box full of them from scrapped equipment yrs ago. I can easily see...
  4. Actually I would want it on a lathe more than a...

    Actually I would want it on a lathe more than a mill. I ran a Haas CNC lathe for a while and it was so cool because they can set the perfect RPM automatically for the diameter based on where the tool...
  5. Wow that looks like a sweet setup! Have to...

    Wow that looks like a sweet setup! Have to confess the variable speed would have discouraged me from trying it, maybe with a Reeve's drive instead....
  6. Yeah, that light of a motor will have to be...

    Yeah, that light of a motor will have to be solidly bolted down. Mine weighs like 40 lbs, its actually larger than most modern motors
    and all cast iron despite being only 1/2 HP. So that's the only...
  7. Oohh OK! I didn't realize you were fabbing one...

    Oohh OK! I didn't realize you were fabbing one totally from scratch. I thought you were using some stock parts. At any rate, that's nice looking work there... Re the belt tensioning, I just leave my...
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