Well got all the parts in and decided today to assemble my vacuum pump. It is assembled and pulls about 23" hg. Anyway it holds real well and hoping I can show a step by step of mounting a bowl and finishing the bottom with total access without any interference especially the tailstock. It will be used to center the piece but after that I can take it away. Light cuts are in order so the bottom can be finished turning then sanded. I bought this system from JT Turning Tools, LLC and the reason was he has new 100 V unit which was great for me as I don't have 220 V in the shop. You can buy a whole system from him or just the parts needed. Will give a report when I have had a chance to run it thru it's paces. Not affiliated but just a happy camper so far.
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