I'm just crazy enough and poor enough to try my hand at fashioning a facet machine from parts. I found a great American Facetor machine at an estate sale (100% level, no warp or wobble) variable speed belt drive - no reverse, and a Graves Mark IV head and mast. All seem to be well loved and maintained by previous owner.
The base takes 6" laps 1/2" arbor and I want to use 8" laps 1/2 " arbor. I have an 9" splash pan, and I think everything will fit together, but I'm not sure about the motor strain and lap rpm. I think I can figure out the rpm (maybe) if it won't strain the motor. Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
I can take photos if it would help.