Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project #4: Indexing and Controls

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Blog entry by Sawdustonmyshoulder posted 01-08-2015 03:20 AM 2699 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: A Couple of Pulleys Part 4 of Delta 46-715 Lathe Refurbish Project series Part 5: Motor Mount and Indexing Pulley »

After a battle with a head and chest cold and a woodworkers club meeting, I’m back working on the lathe.

I found that at least someone is reading this blog. I heard from one of our Lumberjocks, Fred Borden, over the weekend. He has bought one of these little Delta jewels with trashed Reeves drives. Fred is persuing a little different tack on restoring his 46-715. I hope he will blog his journey and give us another option for these lathes.

Well, I have to report Fred is a great guy too!!! His lathe has an intact indexing pulley and he is sending it to me for my refurbish project and donating it to my lathe project. Thanks, Fred!!!!!

I went tonight to my local Radio Shack and picked up various parts for the new control panel. I will have a switch and light indicator for the AC power, a potentiometer for varying the lathe’s speed, a rocker switch for reversing the lathes rotation, and a switch to turn the lathe on and off without having to reset the potentiometer. Plus, a box to put all these controls in.

I guess I had better brush up on my soldering skills.

The motor mount is still waiting on steel but I think I have that under control. A guy at my work is working on obtaining the necessary metal. Thanks, Donny.

Thanks for keeping up.

-- The more skilled you are at something, the worse you are at it when someone is watching.

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Bill White

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 03:41 PM

I’ve got my eyes on this project. Maybe you can do a change-over on my Grizz if the Reeves ever goes toes up.

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