I've done a search on the rec for some ideas, but I was wondering if anyone had any others. I'd especially be interested in opinions on if it can effectively be turned into a mini lathe. I assume the motor is a TEFC induction motor, (advertised 1/2HP), so I don't think I could just install a "dimmer" type switch to regulate the speed.
The other ideas I saw mentioned here were:
1 - Stone/glass grinder 2 - Sharpening system base
So to what useful purpose can I put this thing other than weighing down my garbage can?