More and more people are discovering the joys of wood turning. And it's no wonder—you don't need a big shop to do it and you get beautiful results fast. This comprehensive guide gathers the best articles on basic techniques for every major turning tool, advice on turning a wide array of furniture parts, plus a host of other projects, including vessels, bowls, platters and more. You'll master spindle and faceplate turning, segmented turning, sharpening and maintaining your tools, and also learn to apply a stunning finish once your projects are turned. Paperback. 168 pages. Contents: Skew-ChiselsScrapersGougesFour-Jaw ChucksSharpening GougesTurning for Non-TurnersLearn to Turn SpindlesDuplicate Spindles by HandTips for Hollowing End GrainGo Beyond the Lathe for Beautiful VesselsFaceplate Turning is FunSecrets of Segmented TurningMaking Split TurningsFixing Turning MistakesColorize Your TurningsFour Finishes for TurningsTurned Drawer PullsAuthentic Shaker KnobsPens Make Great GiftsGet a Handle on Your ChiselsTurn a Hollow VesselTurning Bowls from Green WoodTurning Wooden BoxesA Turned Lid from Contrasting WoodsTurn a Pad-Foot LegBarley-Twist CandlesticksSecret to a Sheraton Leg? Divide and ConquerTurn a Classic Floor LampFine Woodworking Turning Techniques and Projects Preview
Do you want a lathe that's as versatile as your turning? The 1440 lathe from JET can be tailored to accomplish a wide range of projects. With a sliding and pivoting headstock, variable speed, and many other great features, this lathe meets the needs of the most demanding woodturners. Experience the 1440 lathe and see how Versatility Takes Shape. The optional extension bed (54970, sold separately) takes the capacity to 60'' between centers.
A generous 2" extension beyond the mounting base gives these unique long-nosed jaws a deep reach for tremendous holding power, both internally and externally. The external dovetail provides a secure grip when used in expansion mode with bowls, and the internal dovetail is ideal for use with footed bowls and other turnings. The jaws also feature an internal powergrip for holding spigoted workpieces.Tremendous holding power externally and internally — a very versatile jaw.Ideal for green wood turning.Internal dovetail for holding footed bowls and other footed workpieces.Internal powergrip for holding spigoted workpieces.Note: Although these jaws will fit any Nova chuck, they are not recommended for use with the Precision Midi chuck.Capacity range when used with Nova G3 chuck (45748, sold separately):Expansion mode: 2.126" to 2.874".Contraction mode (square stock): 1.142" to 1.969".Contraction mode (spigot): 1.575" to 2.362".Capacity range when used with Nova SuperNova 2 chuck (48906, sold separately):Expansion mode: 2.126" to 2.874".Contraction mode (square stock): 1.142" to 1.969".Contraction mode (spigot): 1.575" to 2.362".Capacity range when used with Nova Titan chuck (45040, sold separately):Expansion mode: 2.126" to 3.346".Contraction mode (square stock): 1.142" to 2.402".Contraction mode (spigot): 1.575" to 2.835".Features standard on all Nova Jaws:Nova chucks give you the same jaw fixing system and same insert/adapter system across all chuck models. All accessory jaws in the range will fit all the chucks in the range for optimum flexibility. Some, however, are not recommended. See individual jaws for recommendations.Nova chucks are specially designed so the jaws cut into the wood, grip firmly in the contraction mode and provide high tear out strength.
The tool rest is one of the most important features on any lathe. The rest should allow for maximum flexibility of chisel movement and provide adequate chisel support as close to the cutting edge as possible. These Nova tool rests are made of cast iron for excellent rigidity, and come with a standard 1" shank to fit any Nova Lathe.Nova 12" (300mm) Tool Rest (TR300/1):Ideal for larger work where you want more mobility without having to readjust.Fits all lathes with a 1" (25mm) shank.Ribbed design for maximum rigidity.Solid cast iron for strength.Fits all NOVA Lathes (excluding Nova Comet II Midi Lathe).Nova 4" (100mm) Tool Rest (TR100/1):Handy for smaller work when you don't want a toolrest to get in the way.The 1"/25mm shank delivers a super strong platform.Ribbed design for maximum rigidity.Solid cast iron for strength.Fits all Nova lathes and all lathes with a 1"/25mm shank.