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Old 07-26-2007, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Rewiring a JET Mini VS To Run Backward

I remember seeing an article/tutorial that showed how to rewire a JET VS so it would run backward. Running backward makes for better sanding results.

Not sure whether I saw it here or somewhere else? Anyone out there who can help me find this article??

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Randy,

You probably already thought of this, but if you turn the lathe around, then plug it into an "outlet strip" with a switch on it, you can turn it off and on with that switch and it is running away from you - so you can sand. (If this is a semi-permanent use of this lathe, it is much easier than rewiring).

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Randy,
I think the article you are looking for is in pdf format and is available here:

http://www.FrontRangeWoodturners.com/howto.html
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Another one of your practical jokes, Ed, or are you just confused??;)
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That is the information I was looking for. Think I may have seen it in a different form; but that is exactly what I needed.
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Another one of your practical jokes, Ed, or are you just confused??;)
"Confused" is my middle name.

But, if a lathe turns toward you, when you step to the other side (back) it is running "away" from you, as viewed from the top.

Try it, I believe I am correct this time (but I WILL test tonight).:D:D[?][?][?][?][?][?]
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I don't get it. If you're using a reasonably portable lathe - like the Jet Mini, whty wouldn't it work to just pick up the whole lathe and turn it around so that the headstock is on your right instead of your left? Then the piece on it would be rotating up toward you and that's the point for the increased sanding ability isn't it?

Better yet, have your lathe on a seperate stand, not the workbench, and then just walk around to the otherside of it with your sand paper in hand.
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I don't get it. If you're using a reasonably portable lathe - like the Jet Mini, whty wouldn't it work to just pick up the whole lathe and turn it around so that the headstock is on your right instead of your left? Then the piece on it would be rotating up toward you and that's the point for the increased sanding ability isn't it?

Better yet, have your lathe on a seperate stand, not the workbench, and then just walk around to the otherside of it with your sand paper in hand.
If I am wrong, at least now I have company!!!

Thanks Julia!!:D:D:D
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My Nova DVR XP has forward and reverse on it. I found that the tension nut on the mandrel tends to come loose when you run it in reverse. If you are using the no-mandrel method this problem is eliminated. Also, I am used to having the lathe push from the top and pull from the bottom of the blank. To me it feels weird to pull from the top and push from the bottom.
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My Nova DVR XP has forward and reverse on it. I found that the tension nut on the mandrel tends to come loose when you run it in reverse. If you are using the no-mandrel method this problem is eliminated. Also, I am used to having the lathe push from the top and pull from the bottom of the blank. To me it feels weird to pull from the top and push from the bottom.
Much more worrisome, your chucks will tend to come loose (from the headstock) if you have a "tool catch". Depending on your RPM's this could be VERY dangerous.
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