Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Variable Speed Motor on Mini Lathe

Bart Castleberry
>Hi, I know several of you added the VS motor from Vega to your Jet mini's. I would rather add a motor below the bed as the current one is. Has anyone added a conventional DC motor? I can find plenty of them but the have a 56C face mount which has a 5.875" center mounting pattern, which I think might be bit too big. I figured someone here might have already tried it and found a solution or knows it will or won't fit? Anyone have a VS DC motor that works under the bed?

Currently the best I can find is a 3/4hp Reliance DC motor and Penta Power controler from The Surplus Center.

Thanks,
Bart

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