Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Can big grinder become big bowl lathe?

Shawn - in ID
>Saw a huge industrial size grinder today at an auction and wondered - can the motor be retrofitted for variable speed and thread one spindle, converting it to a big bowl lathe? Motor is a 3phase, 220V, 3 HP Baldor and the spindle would stand about chest height. Maybe you wouldn't want to mount wood directly on your motor spindle?

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Can big grinder become big bowl lathe?
No......
I'll agree with Terry, with one exception
Yes
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