The Nova 1624 Lathe boasts the most power, versatility and features of any comparable mid-range lathe. Its swiveling headstock rotates a full 360°, and locks at any position for outboard turning of large items. The powerful 1.5 HP motor delivers 50% more power than comparable lathes, and features easy speed changes with a range of 215-3600 RPM. Solid cast iron components deliver rock solid performance and low vibration. The cam action levers make adjustments fast and easy, while the beefy rubber grips provide good ergonomics. All this fits into a compact workspace, yet is expandable to meet the needs of the largest projects. Includes cast iron and steel stand.Features:Quality materials-solid cast iron throughout.Incredible power in a compact working space, great for those who need all the workshop space they can get!Swivel head lets you position work where you want it for comfort and space efficiency.Head swivels 360° and locks at any position, with detents at 0°, 22°, 45° and 90°. High accuracy and easy swivel.Rugged 2MT spindles.Lathe accessories are common between Nova models, so your accessories can still be used if you choose to upgrade your Nova lathe in the future.Precision Machining.Quick-action cam controls adjust quickly and precisely to your requirements.Variable speed allows you to tailor the RPM to your specific project. An updated switch allows you to change your motor from forwared to reverse.
This plan is your guide to making a simple, functional and beautiful table. The design is modeled after the original farm table at which Julia Child and her husband Paul ate most of their meals. It is now on display at the Smithsonian where it so fascinated Mario Rodriguez that he created this plan for reproducing a similar version. Dispensing with typical leg-to-apron joinery, the table has shouldered brindle joints that lock the legs to a pair of long aprons to eliminate racking. Three dovetailed cross rails link the apron, along with the H-stretcher system, to make it rock solid. Follow this detailed plan to complete all the steps for turning the legs on a lathe, cutting the stopped dovetail sockets in the aprons, fitting the stretchers, assembling the undercarriage, and applying the final finish. Printed Plan Includes: Extensive full-size and scale drawingsComplete cutlistStep-by-step companion article
Faceplates have always been regarded as a safe and secure holding method for large turnings such as bowls and platters. The only drawback is that they are a slower mounting method when compared to scroll action chucks. Now, however, you can have the best of both worlds! Nova Faceplate Rings offer the same secure holding power of a faceplate, but you can hold them with your Nova scroll chuck for the ultimate in speed and convenience. Simply screw the faceplate ring to your turning blank, then secure the ring in your chuck. The faceplate rings are available in three sizes for a wide range of workpiece sizes. The size of your faceplate ring should match the size of the jaws on your Nova chuck.Faceplate Rings fit directly into your Teknatool Chuck (matching size of jaws must be mounted on the chuck).No need to remove the chuck from your lathe as you would with traditional faceplate mounting.Fast mounting method for bowl blanks.Best alternative to Woodworm screw mounting, which is only recommended for smaller bowls.Can also be used for moderate off-center multi-axis turning.Faceplate mounting is a strong mounting method, even with irregular sized wood and rough cut surfaces.Specifications:50mm (2") faceplate ring fits 50mm jaws. Faceplate diameter is 3".100mm (4") faceplate ring fits 100mm jaws. Faceplate diameter is 5".130mm (5") faceplate ring fits 130mm jaws, Faceplate diameter is 6-1/4".