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    Strobe disc tachometer for lathe or other spinny thing

    I have a 1958 Craftsman lathe that I converted to variable speed with a DC motor. Wanting to know it's speed range, I decided to go old school with a disc tachometer. I used discs calibrated for 60hz and they work fine with shop fluorescents. See the video for more details. Included below is a disc pattern I made and is free to use. The youtube video page has a link to the full size graphic.

    The knocking sound was a loose set screw.

    Last edited by wormil; Oct 4, 2013 at 10:01 PM.

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    Thanks wormil! I've added your Strobe Disc Tachometer to our Measuring and Marking category, as well as to your builder page: wormil's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

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