Sherline Motor & Speed Control on Taig Late
- The Sherline DC Motor and Speed Control has plenty of power for a
Taig Lathe. I installed the Sherline Motor and Speed Control on my
Emco Compact 5 Lathe a few years ago and it works very well.
I purchased a Taig Lathe recently, as an engineering exercise only,
as I have a fully equipped Compact 5 Lathe and stand alone Milling
Machine. I will be making many modifications to the Taig and will be
using a surplus 90 volt DC Motor, similar to the Sherline, and the
Sherline Speed Controller. The motor stand was purchased in Canada
from Lee Valley Tools, provides a base for a round, end mounted
motor, with the mount assembled from commercially available
components. I am not happy with the improvised mount and will
probably make one from scratch in the near future. Also, I made new
single sheave pulleys for the motor and lathe as the multi sheave
pulley set provided by Taig is not required. In addition, I needed
the extra length of spindle shaft to instal a gear for the power
feed/threading attachment I am designing.
A full report with photos will be filed when the project is
completed, in about a year.