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  1. Thanks very much, Thermite and Ramsay1. I am...

    Thanks very much, Thermite and Ramsay1.

    I am looking into a rotary phase converter, and motors for building one.

    Sorry I haven't posted photos.

    Ken
  2. Thank you 4GSR. I have decided to go forward...

    Thank you 4GSR.

    I have decided to go forward with either a rotary or static phase inverter.

    I will post photos later of the electric set up and see if someone can help me figure it out.
    ...
  3. I will probably need help once I figure out how...

    I will probably need help once I figure out how to power it!

    Right now I can only identify four wires in the electrical box: The three line wires and the ground. I'll take a closer look at...
  4. Thanks again, Brandenberger! I had been...

    Thanks again, Brandenberger!

    I had been thinking about some of the difficulties of running the machine with the motor slowed down (that you mention). It may well be that the only time I would...
  5. Thank you Brandenberger for your prompt and...

    Thank you Brandenberger for your prompt and helpful reply! I really appreciate it; and it is helpful getting advice from someone who has actually tried what I'm talking about.

    I have a couple...
  6. Sorry to be absent so long. I hope it is alright...

    Sorry to be absent so long. I hope it is alright to post again in this old thread. If not, I will start over in a new one.

    I have a need to use the mill now, so it is being pushed frontwards...
  7. Good advice, thanks! I actually tried making...

    Good advice, thanks! I actually tried making some HSS cutting tools (from drill rod I had on hand), but I have a lot to learn about tool angles and shapes. As poor as my improvised carbide tools...
  8. Just an update on my lathe: I bought a motor...

    Just an update on my lathe:

    I bought a motor off of eBay and started fabricating a motor mount that would fit it (C-face mount). When it arrived, I was dismayed to see that in nearly every...
  9. Thanks! I do not have a belt connected to the...

    Thanks! I do not have a belt connected to the spindles yet. I did run the motor on its own, and it stalls nearly as quickly (but slightly longer run time, maybe one or two seconds longer, if I'm...
  10. Thanks very much for your reply! Are you...

    Thanks very much for your reply!

    Are you referring to bushings in the motor? I am hoping to replace the original motor with a modern motor and VFD (the original motor seems to have some...
  11. Update: I got the thing all put back together,...

    Update: I got the thing all put back together, and the motor will run, but only for about five or ten seconds. Looks like there was a reason someone had been taking it apart.

    I looked at motors,...
  12. Oh, I was concerned about whether I could get the...

    Oh, I was concerned about whether I could get the live center out of the tail stock and if the quill worked (missing a zerk fitting); and since I didn't have a chuck wrench I couldn't remove the work...
  13. I didn't know that's what they are called! I...

    I didn't know that's what they are called! I removed only one (opposite the pulley), and used butt splices to add wire to replace the capacitor wires where the insulation was missing.

    Funny about...
  14. I should clarify that by "seam", I mean where the...

    I should clarify that by "seam", I mean where the back cap joins the main body. Despite the heavy piece on the very end and the spring loaded oil cup (which I thought indicated a possibility of a...
  15. I should clarify that by "seam", I mean where the...

    I should clarify that by "seam", I mean where the back cap joins the main body. Despite the heavy piece on the very end and the spring loaded oil cup (which I thought indicated a possibility of a...
  16. Good advice! Thanks. I have a bunch of tools...

    Good advice! Thanks.

    I have a bunch of tools I need to make ASAP, otherwise now would be the best time to replace the motor!

    Good news is I think I got the wiring back in working order inside...
  17. Thanks! I sat down to post "Never mind", but I...

    Thanks! I sat down to post "Never mind", but I appreciate your very quick response!

    I need to use the lathe ASAP, so I kept messing with it and even brought in my wife, who suggested I try prying...
  18. Disassemble GE Type KC Electric Motor From South Bend Lathe

    The motor on my South Bend lathe was running (forward only), but the large (start?) capacitor was hanging by the wires and the motor assembly wasn't bolted in. So, I took out the motor assembly with...
  19. Alright, the information on the motor that I hope...

    Alright, the information on the motor that I hope to continue to use on my 60 gallon tank is:

    GE Motors & Industrial Systems Model 5KCR49SN2021Y, 220v Phase 1, RPM 3450, 15 amps, Code J. The...
  20. Some more really good information. Thanks! ...

    Some more really good information. Thanks!

    Sorry I didn't get the info off the motor from the working compressor or off the old industrial pump (which turns but I don't know if it works). We...
  21. Thank you, all, for your helpful advice. I am...

    Thank you, all, for your helpful advice.

    I am now considering the idea that purchasing a used, quality USA made pump and having it refurbished to new condition might be the best way to spend my...
  22. Advice Requested on Reliable Replacement Air Compressor Pump

    I have a DeVilbiss Pro 4000 vertical tank compressor (6.5 Hp, 60 gallon tank). It's been a good compressor, and I've had it for about ten years or so. In the past five years, I've been using it...
  23. Thanks again, Tim. My back is much better now. ...

    Thanks again, Tim. My back is much better now. I've been taking it easy, and it seemed to help some doing some flintknapping (sitting on a bucket and leaning over a bit seemed to stretch it some)....
  24. Tim, I've been extremely busy. Sorry to make you...

    Tim, I've been extremely busy. Sorry to make you wait so long for photos. I about had the garage cleaned up enough to be able to roll the mill into its intended position, but then I just picked up...
  25. Sorry to be out of touch so long. I successfully...

    Sorry to be out of touch so long. I successfully picked up the mill and transported it home last Saturday (with the help of my friend Fred and his tractor, and Gordon and his trailer, without either...
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