The garage sale find $5, 1/4HP motor that I have been abusing on my lathe for the past few months has finally bit the dust....or smoked out to be honest. The timing of the motor stopping isn't that bad though. My family will be traveling back to KS this holiday weekend and a traveling through Lincoln, NE. The Burden Surplus Center is just off the highway and they have a great looking 3/4HP TECF 1750RPM motor for just under $120. My "made money" from the government's generous stimulus check will just about cover it. I hope my contribution to stimulating the economy will serve me well....more to follow once it's back in the shop and on the lathe. Below is a pic of it as well.