Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bob Eckstein's Motorized Taig Lathe Power Feed

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.

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