First let me say, excellent forum! This is my first post but I've been lurking for a while now.

Ok, I have an industrial sewing machine from the 1930s that runs on a 1/3 horsepower 3 phase 210/230v AC motor. I'd like to run it on single phase standard 120v. I was looking into building a static phase converter but, from what I understand, that would reduce the motor's power by a third and could lead to overheating and eventually shorten the life of the motor.

My question is, what is the feasibility of rewinding the motor to run on single phase 120v power? I do have Rosenberg's book on motor repair and rewinding, but I'd like to get more advice on the matter.

Thanks for any help you can provide!