Easy cosmetic mini lathe variable speed upgrade.

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Forum topic by Andybb posted 12-09-2019 07:38 AM 338 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-09-2019 07:38 AM

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I sort of inherited a HF 10×18 wood mini lathe and considered it an upgrade from my 70 yr old vintage lathe as long as I could mount the treadmill motor as an integral part of the lathe and not have it hanging off of the back like all of the other ones I’ve seen. All it required was swapping the OEM motor out for the treadmill motor using the same mounting bracket that comes on the lathe.

For folks like me that only turn pens, stoppers and an occasional small bowl this is perfect. I figured I’d share it for anyone interested.

Easy cosmetic way to add variable speed to a Harbor Freight lathe.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#1 posted 12-10-2019 06:46 PM

Liked your video think best treadmill upgrade ever saw!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 12-10-2019 06:54 PM


-- Andy - Seattle USA

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