VFD for my old Logan Lathe

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A little over a year ago I added a VFD to to Logan lathe. I inherited it from my dad and used it as a kid in a frame up restoration I did on a '29 Ford Model A coupe. I remember turning spacers on it when I converted from mechanical to hydraulic brakes.
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I bought a new motor on ebay. The three phase motors used to be cheap and available. This is a dustproof.
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I had to modify the pulley and get another belt to fit.
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I noticed that the VFDs do not protect the wiring very well so I shrouded it. Would you believe this is a plastic bin. Holes are drilled in the sides for air flow. The wiring was relatively easy. I actually set it up to use the Logan switch. I like the VFD units.
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Here is the Logan. Although you always want a bigger one, this has been a great lathe.

Jim
 
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JorgensenSteam

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That is a nice setup.
Plenty big to built all sorts of stuff.

Good luck with it.
Show us what you build.
 

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