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So I purchased a cheap mini (micro) Lathe and decided that I quite like it, so here I will show any modifications that I make that will hopefully turn it into a very useable piece of kit.
The First Tool Mini Lathe Speed controller from Amazon
First thing I noticed was that it was either on or off with no variation in speed available. So I purchased a speed control unit from Amazon.
Took some measurements and designed and 3D printed a box to house it.
My design and 3D printed box. My design and 3D printed box.
Items to follow: Box surround for lathe. Rotating tool bed. Tool post for better tool positioning. Raise chuck and end stop for more clearance above lathe bed. 4 jaw chuck. Possibly upgrade motor from 24W to 60W.
Getting there with the modifications.