I’m a sculptor who recently graduated college and am trying to set myself up with the tools i need to continue my woodworking and metalworking. Like all recent grads, I am somewhat broke and in debt (awesome!). So with that in mind i’m trying to set myself up as cost efficiently as possible.
Ive just come into a situation where a local school is giving away a drill press, band saw, and lathe for free! They are really good looking commercial machines with only one hitch. They all run off of three phased power. does anyone have any ideas as how i can get these machines to work for me at home with regular single phase power.
Ive done some preliminary research into rotary phase adapters, but they are all pretty expensive.
To add, i am very handy, i recently made a forge from scratch because buying a forge was too expensive. No idea is too crazy for me to handle.
I really want to take advantage of this opportunity for free machines that i need, any advice would be great.
(im going back to the school now the get the specifics on the machines, will repost in an hour or so)
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