Some kind of grinder was my first thought. My father used an old washing machine motor with a disk attached directly on the shaft. Variable speed drive for a drill press. Lots of internet articles on how to convert a drill press to variable speed with a treadmill motor.
Which motor is suitable for lathe machine?
What types of motors are used in small lathe machines? Older machines will use fixed speed induction motors with geared heads or perhaps even variable ratio pulleys to change the spindle / chuck speed. Newer machines will use induction or synchronous motors with variable frequency electronic drives to change the speed.
What is the best rpm for a lathe?
If the lathe is a step pulley drive system, choose a setting around 750 RPM to 1100 RPM, staying lower around 750 RPM if you can. If the lathe has a variable speed control system, set it around 750 RPM until the work is turned round, then increase the speed, but I wouldn't recommend going above 1100-1200 RPM.
What voltage is a treadmill motor?
Coincidentally most Treadmills use a 80-260 VDC motor with a suitable HP rating and a PWM motor speed controller to allow the user to change the belt speed and keep a good constant speed and torque while running on it.
Are treadmill motors permanent magnet?
They are permanent magnet motors, which means they work as generators when turned and output direct current that can then be used to charge batteries.
What speed should you turn a bowl at?
Large bowls MUST be turned slower. The wood lathe speed rule of thumb is – do not to exceed 1,000 RPMs. One thousand RPMs seems to be a magical point at which bowl blanks either go up or down if they come off the lathe. If the speed is under 1,000 RPMs, then a dislodged bowl blank is supposed to fall to the floor.