Shop built bowl lathe
I'm still kicking around the idea of a shop built bowl lathe with a VFD & at least a 1 1/2 tp 2 HP 3 phase motor.
Has anyone ever thought of purchasing the spindle from say Grizzly or Jet's 16 x 42 lathe to build their lathe around? The reason I ask this is the then you would have an industry standard shaft the has the proper 1-1/4" x 8 TPI RH MT#2 headstock spindle.
I'd build it to use factory accessories i.e. Banjo, tool rest etc.
"Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
"If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart