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Tazmaniandevil

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Well that was careless. Forgot to turn the lathe by hand to make sure the rest was clearing the workpiece and got a jam. Switched it off as quickly as possible. Next time I switched it on though, it tripped the RCD.

Need to strip it now to see what damage I did.

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woodyturner

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I think we are all guilty of doing that well maybe without the damage it may have done hope it's not a lot damage or expensive to fix
 

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Not sure what lathe or set up you have. But some of the switch boxes have there own trip inside. Quite often it's a small red button that needs pushing in.
 

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All done & dusted. When I picked the lathe up the wiring to the NVR was ancient, so I replaced it. I tested the motor windings & everything was fine. Tested the kopex flex from the NVR to the motor & it had a neutral to earth fault. So, I'm thinking perhaps the fault was there and the overload when I jammed it caused the flex to heat up and short out.
Replaced it with a nice bit of TRS originally destined for a lift shaft, and Robert is your Mother's Brother so to speak.
 

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That's an easy mistake to make and should be fairly easy to repair I would think.
When I first started turning I bought a second hand Clarke lathe off of eBay, one day I was doing something I forget what exactly but I was using the indexing feature to mark something out, well I finished marking then when in the house for tea and family time. Next day I came our full of ambition and eagerness, mounted a fresh blank and turned the lathe on, max speed I might add. Well you can guess what happened next, the large made a funny clunk followed by a click click noise, then span as normal. By the time I had stopped the machine it had literally taken every one of the plastic index notches out.


~Nil carborundum illegitemi~
 

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