Custom Taig Lathe Power Feed

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Read the full article at http://www.technitoys.com/?p=866 This is a short demonstration of the spindle drive and custom power feed for the Taig lathe. This uses an Icon treadmill motor and a modified MC-40 controller for the spindle drive. The torque feedback can be seen as the motor continues to pour on the power and run without slowing down as I grip it as hard as I safely can with the gloved hand. The half-nut engagement lever, power feed clutch, and variable speed motor are demonstrated next. The feed motor is inside the hollow riser under the Taig's base. I didn't really show how slow the feed can operate - it can run much slower than you see here.

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