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I'm doing this on a shoestring budget. I already have an A7300 maytag washer I tore apart, bad motor. It had one speed for spin anyway and would go too fast. I'm thinking of using the drillpress to hold a shaft I mount on a pulley wheel I buy from Ace. The power I hope is enough. This takes some good power to spin! It's got concrete in it. Maybe I'll cut the top off with a plasma cutter. Anyway the drill press lowered down will meet up with the pulley wheel on the base of any washtub run by v-belt (new types don't). I just need to figure out the right rpm before I buy a pulley wheel to mount on a steel rod held by the drill press bit holder. I may need to raise the washer tub, place it on cinder blocks cemented together. A bag of cement is like five bucks at Home Depot.
See this website for motor specifications for a potters wheel. Should weigh at least 20 Kgs to ensure stable operation. The foot print should be sufficient to ensure stability, no toppling, no movement of the equipment while working etc.
1/4 to 1/2 HP motor is used. 0-300 RPM is the range. See the web page for more details. All sorts of motors can be purchased online from aliexpress.com
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