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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #6: Tachometer Hack from $3 Bicycle Computer

03-12-2017 06:32 PM by Pete_LJ | 0 comments »

03122017 I got the tachometer installed on the lathe and it works pretty nicely. My concept was to use a $3 Chinese bicycle computer for the tachometer. However, such computers typically measure speed primarily (sometimes cadence, bike-speak for rpm at the pedals, which is typically limited to 199). The computer that I used was purchased off ebay for less than $3. Here is a link for the bike computer(“BC”) that I used: http://www.ebay.com/itm/14-GKunctions-Cycling-Bike-Cyc...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #5: Finishing Rough Wiring and Doing Test Cut

02-07-2017 02:14 PM by Pete_LJ | 3 comments »

02072017 I finished the rough wiring this morning. I still need to mount the potentiometer (which controls speeds), mount wires to motor more securely, put faceplate on switch/receptacle, and get wiring for light better secured . I ordered from ebay a plastic enclosure for the MC-40 motor controller (namely, the grey box in the pictures). The output from the MC-40 controller runs to the drum switch (the green switch in the pics) which controls direction of rotation. IN turn the wires f...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #4: Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #4: Getting Pullies running True and Accurate

01-16-2017 08:56 PM by Pete_LJ | 1 comment »

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you on this project. Honestly, we had a renovation on the house going on which required all my attention. Let me recap a little regarding where I was back at my last entry, hurdles, solutions and new issues. In my last entry, I had lined up the belt and pulleys by eye. Additionally, I had a custom keyway made by the local machinist whereby the 46-715’s 3mm key slot was able to mate to the keyway 5/16” (equivalent to 8mm) slot of the M...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #3: Part 3 - Fitting Belt and Determining Linear Location of Driven Pulley

06-13-2016 02:36 PM by Pete_LJ | 3 comments »

06132016 It was a busy weekend and I did not get a lot done on this project. But I did make some progress. I was able to fit the motor to the swivel shaft and box while mounted to the lathe. I need to fix the linear position left to right for the hub and driven pulley. I also need to get the tensioner fabricated and adjusted. I have some pics for you with the motor and shaft in rough position and also the driven pulley/hub. The bungee cord (pictured below) is just being used tempora...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #2: Fitting the Driven Pulley and Fabbing Support for Motor and Swivel Bar

06-06-2016 07:15 PM by Pete_LJ | 1 comment »

06062016 I got the rough version of the box built and attached to the back of the lathe. In addition, I decided to go with the first alternative on mounting the driven pulley (namely, Maska Pulley Hub with three fasteners to be attached through holes that need to be drilled accurately in pulley). I created two wooden plugs using two hole saws: i.) 1 7/8”, and ii.) 1 1/8”. Neither hole saw created the perfect size plug. So I wrapped electrical tape around the 1 7/8” plug (actually 1.579” fo...

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Delta 46-715 Lathe Repower #1: Delta Lathe Repower

05-30-2016 12:51 PM by Pete_LJ | 2 comments »

05302016:I have started on the repower of my Delta 46-715 lathe. I am replacing the reeves drive and original motor with 1hp treadmill motor with 8 rib pulley. So far I have disassembled the reeves drive, removed original motor, drilled out original safety shield bolt holes, and tapped safety cover bolt holes 1/4-20 threads.================================================== I have added pics of some of the key pieces: Broken hub from one of the Reeves pulleys: Unbroken Reeves...

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Router table 2015 #1: Treadmill router table top

07-26-2015 05:35 AM by exelectrician | 9 comments »

Time for a new router table, the old Rockler with the really old Jessum router lift that was not up to heavy work, had to go. The other no name table top table was too narrow, and the MDF table had serious bracing underneath to try and keep it from dipping in the center. The fence and the newer Jessem router lift on this unit were keepers. I used a piece of old growth clear pine for the trestle, loose 1/2” double tenons glued in and double bolted stretchers between, the nuts and rod ...

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Belt Sander from a Treadmill?? YEP

05-11-2011 12:52 AM by dakremer | 33 comments »

Check this out guys. Found this on Youtube today. What a brilliant idea…..you could set this up in so many different ways….enjoy if video isnt working…here is the youtube link

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