Even though the lathe is quite a ways out from being put back together I wanted to see if the motor and phase converter worked. Stopped by HD and got some 12-3 cord and a plug. Wired it up, flipped the drum switch and it began turning. Even guessed right to get the F/R correct. I noticed a slight humming coming from the converter when the motor was off. Looking at the phase-a-matic site they say that is normal. I'll probably put a cut off switch up stream just for peace of mind.