Bob sent in his latest project, a motor drive for the Taig lathe power feed.
A few shots of the drive I made for the carriage on the lathe.
The original drive.
I made a little hand-held control box with instant forward / reverse switches.
The motor is used in a majority of HP DESKJET printers. They can be had in thrift stores for usually under $5.00. The whole project cost maybe $15.00.
The motor mount is an "L" of 3/32 brass silver soldered to a hinge.
The friction drive to the gearbox input pulley is via a couple O-rings on the plastic pulley of the motor shaft.