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Some motors can be wired to run in reverse. Normally this would be indicated on the motor or terminal box.

For other readers, this is what calcnerd's lathe looks like.


Earlier thread about reversing a motor, not yours.


Assuming you find a reversible motor, it should not be difficult to mount with your lathe.

If you want the reverse to be a simple switch, you will need to come up with some design or switch and box unless you are able to find a motor with a reversing switch function.

Before you put the lathe into reverse, and are using a scroll chuck, check that you have your chuck locked with a set screw so it does not come off.
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