|Project by puzzled||posted 01-31-2009 12:29 AM||2092 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
As you can see…..it’s not the whole lathe, but its the heart. I have been looking at different lathes for sometime now and every one just seems to be lacking one thing or another that I’m looking for. Instead of buying something that I’m not going to be happy with, I decided to build one. This lathe is going to have a maximum swing of 32”. I will also be able to add additional beds and make the throw as long as I need. The motor is a 3hp, 3 phase, 1750 rpm’s and is going to be controlled by a Mitsubishi frequency drive that will all for full torque at low rpm’s. I will post more pics as this project goes along.
Here is an updated pic of the lathe. It still needs to be painted and the belt guard needs to be built. The original design has changed a bit, but for the better. I hope to have it up and running before Christmas.
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