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20-11-2009, 10:53 AM
I am Keith a retired electronics engineer. My main interest is getting machines going with minimum cash outlay. Recently I got an anchient lathe going using a modern washing machine motor. These motors are ideal being about 1HP and variable speed. See the results on my site calenterprises.

Cheers Keith:joker:

20-11-2009, 12:05 PM
Hi Keith

Welcome to the forum :beer:

20-11-2009, 07:02 PM
Only problem with washing machine motors is that they are designed to be fitted inside a cover ie they are open frame.
I used one for years fitted under the bench but was never completely happy with it..

20-11-2009, 11:14 PM
Hi Peter
I don'nt think I would have ever got my lathe going but for finding out how to control a motor from a modern front loader. The torque is amazing, much better than induction motors. Since there is closed loop feedback via the tacho generator the speed remains constant and I can soon knock up a tinplate case if needed.

Cheers to you all

Lee Roberts
20-11-2009, 11:46 PM
Welcome to the site Keith !