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Lathe finished

I finally finished the lathe conversion. It ended up being a lot more work than I expected as I ran into problems in pretty much every area.

The lathe is a 1995 era Jet 9x20 lathe. It originally had an incredibly heavy 3/4 HP single phase motor.

Overall, I'm thrilled with the performance. I was able to finish a project that had been tripping the clutch. But had I known it was going to take 20-30 hours, I would have put it off for a while.

Note the new holes to move the studs leftwards. If you look closely, you can also see where I hacked at the plate on the right side.
Closeup of Pendant showing custom calibration on speed knob Pendant mounted via velcro for easy movement
Back shot showing overall layout of enclosure and wiring
"The thing on bottom right is a 15A fused switch.
two shots of the portal so I can see any fault codes, etc.
Access to see fault codes
Another portal shot Yet another portal shot
Large grey 3 phase electric motor
This is a 1HP motor from Suplus Center. It is only balanced to 1800RPM :(.