This is a jack shaft I made for my lathe. I made nylon, or is it delrin, pulleys. The block of aluminum was milled to fit the motor and O rings for belts. The reduced speed allows for more torque which is necessary for turning harder materials like drill rod. I also dislike the variable speed foot switch. My foot usually slowly lifts and the RPM's slow down. I use a cheap router control from HF. Excuse the grainy photos. They were taken with my old Sony Mavica. I was too lazy to change cameras.Hi all,
bought a basic peerless lathe with a motor running a band to the head pulleys. In many pics Ive seen a rear mounted pulley setup of various sizes. What are the advantages of this?