I'm gathering parts to build a large belt driven grinder, probably with a belt grinder attachment. These things really need some serious power and typical drives are in the 3k rpm range. So I need a 1 hp single phase motor at a minimum. That's 1 *real* hp, not Chinese rated. Preferably, 2hp or so. And what would really be sweet is a VFD controller (single phase input with 3 phase output?) with 2+ hp motor, or maybe even a DC with drive controller... I’ve seen some guys even use a treadmill drive and controller, but those are typically too slow and underpowered to be ideal. Still, as they say, beggars can’t be choosers. Not really up on all the various technologies, but that vague description should give enough for those of you who know such things to make sense of it... Anyone got any connections, stuff setting around in the way, or anything besides Ebay and retail?