Well I got there at last.LONGGGGGGGG last.Alistair

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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 05-11-2010 10:45 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-11-2010 10:45 PM

Ok I finally worked very hard and the newish lathe I bought for bowlturning and the big lathe I have six feet + over the bed.My latest aquisition is a smaller but very nice denford woodturning lathe .I have converted them both to 3 phase and installed brand new invertors with full speed control to allow me to start turning some big pieces.I also changed in my woodshop a static transwave convertor to a rotary convertor lots of hard work and bending down to get into tight spots for motor changes I now have my woodshop capable of running three phase machines up to 7.5 horse power.Now I can get myself back to working with wood so am working on some shelves for my grandsons room which he has in our house.

Here is the viceroy details mine is the tds 6sb. with outboard inboard and tailstock these are beautiful little professional lathes mainly used in teaching establishments for training etc Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 10:49 PM

Wow Alistar
sounds like your power neads are under control plus a new toy. congrats

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 10:53 PM

That’s pretty sweet! I have never seen them before, thanks for showing them.

-- My reality check bounced...

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#3 posted 05-12-2010 01:42 AM

Sounds like you are set to do everything possible to do with wood and lathes. Let the chips fly :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 05-12-2010 01:17 PM

With that much power. I agree with Topamax. Let the shavings fly..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#5 posted 05-12-2010 02:21 PM

........and I thought going to 240 Volts single phase was a big deal!

Sounds like you have all the lathe power needed for the big stuff. When I get the shop better organized, will probably get a medium sized lathe, that is all that will fit. Going home tomorrow, have been out visiting my children and grand children, and then on a road trip. Currently in southwest Michigan. Weather here is not good, Alaska will probably be better.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 05-12-2010 03:28 PM

Wow – that’s some serious power.

-- Joe

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