After a battle with a head and chest cold and a woodworkers club meeting, I’m back working on the lathe.
I found that at least someone is reading this blog. I heard from one of our Lumberjocks, Fred Borden, over the weekend. He has bought one of these little Delta jewels with trashed Reeves drives. Fred is persuing a little different tack on restoring his 46-715. I hope he will blog his journey and give us another option for these lathes.
Well, I have to report Fred is a great guy too!!! His lathe has an intact indexing pulley and he is sending it to me for my refurbish project and donating it to my lathe project. Thanks, Fred!!!!!
I went tonight to my local Radio Shack and picked up various parts for the new control panel. I will have a switch and light indicator for the AC power, a potentiometer for varying the lathe’s speed, a rocker switch for reversing the lathes rotation, and a switch to turn the lathe on and off without having to reset the potentiometer. Plus, a box to put all these controls in.
I guess I had better brush up on my soldering skills.
The motor mount is still waiting on steel but I think I have that under control. A guy at my work is working on obtaining the necessary metal. Thanks, Donny.
Thanks for keeping up.
-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.