Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project #5: Motor Mount and Indexing Pulley

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Blog entry by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 01-11-2015 01:32 AM 3312 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Indexing and Controls Part 5 of Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project series Part 6: Fire that puppy up for a test run »

Today was a good day. Received the indexing pulley from Fred Borden in the mail. Thanks, Fred. Installed it on the lathe and it works great. May need to be turned and trued up a bit. It must have had a hard life. No problem to do it.

A friend needed a treadmill to be disposed of and wouldn’t you know it, it had a motor mount that I could use. After cutting the motor mount off the frame with a grinder, I put it on the motor and Shazam… it works perfect.

I need to get a belt for the lathe tomorrow but in the meantime, I borrowed the link belt from my bandsaw so I could finish mounting the motor.

Here is what the headstock looks like today.

Now I will need to build the control box and look at some sort of cover for the motor. The old cover won’t fit without major modifications.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 01:39 AM

It’s lookig good! Marty.
I’m Glad you could use it.

-- Fred, Texas, Acts 2:38

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