building your own large lathe - resources???
If memory serves me correctly I had posted soemthign about large lathes not so long time ago but a search has shown nothing. So thought I would respond here to continue.
Not being in a position to purchase a $3,000 - 5,000 lathe and interested in turning larger wood projects, would be interested in building a large lathe.
What are the resources for shafts with #3 morse tapers? What terminology should I use on a search engine for shafts, pulleys, motors, pillow block bearings, etc.
Some one mentions 3 phase motors with variable speed controllers. Is this how it is done on the big lathes?
How to make a heavy duty tailstock?