For those of you who have chosen to motorize your mill, instead of using a drill or hand cranking, what type motor did you use? And where to buy?
I used an old furnace blower motor with a couple pullys and a v-belt to get me to the correct speed. IIRC, the motor is 0.375 HP
I bought an old washing machine motor on craigslist for $10 and adjusted the speed down with pulleys.
Old washing machine motor from the scrap yard…$2.50.
Here’s the link to an old BYO article on motorizing a mill:http://byo.com/stories/item/1166-motori ... l-projects