Curse you Wandel, for stealing my thunder!
Whatever. Nobody cares about your little website anyways.
So, at this stage of the project I had an impeller and a motor, and nothing in between.
I needed something in between.
Fortunately, my motor came with a pulley attached.
…Very securely attached…
I cobbled together a gear puller with some scrap metal, clamps, a magnet, and a coupling nut.
Now that I had removed the pulley from the shaft, I proceeded to remove the coupling nut from the pulley…
Over at the lathe, I began to cut away at the pulley to turn it into a hub.
Aaaaaaand, it’s a hub.
I laid it on the center of the back of the impeller and marked the locations of the holes I had drilled in the hub since the last picture…
Off camera, I drilled out the holes and attached the hub to the impeller and the motor shaft.
I hooked it up to a foot pedal switch and it was time for a test!
Holy crap! Time to change my underpants!
…to be continued.