Re: Vibration Question from a newbie
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The typical benchtop set-up does not use a spring to the bench for belt tension. There is an adjustable length rod that goes between the headstock and the drive unit with a lever that pops over center. These appear on eBay from time to time. Look for "belt tension lever". I bought one from PKE in Libertyville, Illinois, but any of the dealers mentioned on this list could probably help you.
The motor is pivoted on on side, and has a spring on the other,
to the lathe bench. When I run the lathe, the motor jumps up and down by
about a 1/2", which I can feel through the whole bench/lathe. It does not
seem to affect the surface finish I get, except on a heavy cut.