Hanging motor drive
for drilling / grinding spindle
on my lathes
I made a drilling spindle for both my lathes which were driven by a motor I use for all purposes when trying to see if a gear in development is working.
With the time I strongly disliked this set up. I had anyhow beams for lifting heavy items. I decided to put another carriage on them on which I added a swinging motor. Fast setup and no more problem of belt angle and tension.
With this setup I can go in a matter of seconds from one lathe on one side to the other on the other side of the workshop.
I also use the drilling spindle on a vertical slide of my Myford Super 7.