Would this even be possible?
How would it be controlled?
Would you still need a rev counter to read spindle pulses for threading in Mach?
I don't want to hear how impractical you think it is, just looking for feasibility and playing with an idea. Thanks!
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Hoss did a stepper driven spindle purely for tapping - just slackened the main spindle drive belt and drove the spindle geared down 4:1 with a smallish stepper - worked well enough to tap all the holes on his fixture plate thingy!