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(Our metalworking lathe is now a Colchester Master Lathe)
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== Mini Lathe ==
#REDIRECT [[Equipment/Colchester_Master_Lathe]]
[http://www.chesteruk.net/products/detail/2 Link to manufacturer's site]
[http://www.dcmotorcontroller.net/ Possible motor controller info (needs confirmation that it's relevant)]
The mini-lathe is an example of a widely copied 7x12 lathe that has been manufactured in [http://www.mini-lathe.com/Mini_lathe/Versions/Versions_other_7x.htm several versions]
See also [[Equipment/LatheMillCombo]] for the bigger mill / lathe
[[Category:Long-term Loan]]
=== Status ===
<code>?minilathe</code> Not working yet: Brushes replaced, motor spins but far too slowly, '''need someone''' who knows control electronics to take a look
=== Updates ===
==== Update 02/10/2012 ====
[[user:mentar|mentar]]: Coils fine, commutator covered in a beefy layer of carbon, one brush almost gone. Replaced the brush with a smaller one from a one of the motors in the "motors" box, cleaned the carbon residue off the commutator and it works, sort off. The speed controller only works for a small range and the speed is constant after about 20%, this could of-course be due to a brush that wasn't meant for it. I'd still advice people against using it just yet, but if someone who has seen it working before the fault can take a look and confirm that it's not behaving properly that would be great.
==== Update 05/09/2012 ====
[[user:billy|Billy]] has offered to fit the brushes if someone orders the brushes. Expressed concern about the off-centering of the
armature, which will probably require the motor to be replaced in the future.

Latest revision as of 10:37, 16 May 2019