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Mini Lathe for woodworking?

Discussion in 'CNC Lathes' started by jeffmorris, Feb 20, 2019.

  1. jeffmorris

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    There is mini lathe on Instructable at Mini Lathe Machine for Woodworking I'm thinking of building it because I have some stuff left over from building my CNC router.
     
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    The person who built the lathe didn't specify the motor or holesaws or bearings. The links to AliExpress display pages with foreign language. The motor that he/she used has black cylinder and silver ends. I have a motor with silver "can" and a band around the "can". I assume that the holesaws have 1/4" shafts.
     
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    In the upper right corner on the AliExpress page click on "go to global site"
     
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    I tried "Go to global site" and I get motors but I don't know which one the person used. There are markings on the black cylinder but I don't know if I can search for the motor based on the markings. I printed out the motor mount and found out that the motor mounting holes are 50mm apart and I think it holds a motor that is about 63mm in diameter.
     
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    You might leave a comment on his page and ask which one.
     
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    I found out that the motor is Vex Robotics Mini CIM motor. If I buy it at Vex Robotics store, it will cost me $30 plus shipping. The item number is 217-3371.
     

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