I bought a Lathe

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SteveHGraham
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:16 pm

If you're really doing this, it would be great to have a long thread with pictures.
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by bob54 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:23 pm

Sounds like a good idea

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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm

John will probably find it entertaining.
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by bob54 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:04 pm

what are your thoughts on installing a Tumbler on this with the shaft sticking out. and do I need to use the transformer.




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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by John Evans » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:25 pm

bob54 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:44 pm
I appreciate your advice John, but I am going to muddle through with it. I really am wanting to learn how they work and learn how to k=make parts for go-karts.
So what are your thoughts on installing a Tumbler on this with the shaft sticking out. and do I need to use the transformer.
Need some better pictures ! a good picture of what is under the end cover on the left [head stock] end will be of help as to your tumbler question. Why would you need a transformer? Motor in the picture should be a single phase 120 volt that may be wired for 220 . As far as that goes motor may be too small ,you should have a 1/2-3/4 hp. Here are a couple of pictures of the drive area from a Atlas I just sold. 3rd picture is the tumbler lever,rest is under the cover.
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by John Evans » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:35 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm
John will probably find it entertaining.
Steve : This kinda reminds me of your first lathe purchase ! :lol:
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by John Evans » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 pm

Looking at the motor closer that is not a capacitor start motor ain't gona work.
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by SteveHGraham » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:16 pm

John Evans wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Steve : This kinda reminds me of your first lathe purchase ! :lol:
God, I hope not.
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by John Hasler » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:24 pm

John Evans wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Looking at the motor closer that is not a capacitor start motor ain't gona work.
Why do you say that?

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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by John Evans » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:03 pm

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:24 pm
John Evans wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Looking at the motor closer that is not a capacitor start motor ain't gona work.
Why do you say that?
Well John DO you see any signs of a cap? And the general looks of that motor looks like maybe a 1/4 horse off some kind of appliance or furnace blower ,tag would tell all.
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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by John Hasler » Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:29 am

It could be DC from all I can tell from the picture (that would be plausible given the application). However, it clearly *did* work, whatever type it is.

In any case motors are easy to come by.

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Re: I bought a Lathe

Post by earlgo » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:00 am

Ummm I am not an electrical person, but I always thought that the thingy under the metal cover on this 12" Atlas motor was a capacitor.
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