Turn your Nova Comet II Midi Lathe into an all-purpose grinder and sharpener! The Versaturn Grinding Wheel includes a 6" white-stone wheel that, together with the Comet's variable speed adjustment, enables you to sharpen your turning tools and perform routine grinding without the burning often experienced with standard bench grinders. Mounting the grinding wheel requires the Versaturn Coupler (48026, sold separately), which allows installation and removal with an easy 1/4 turn of the locking collar. Includes metal shroud, swiveling safety shield and tool rest. For use with the Nova Comet II Midi Lathe (46457, sold separately).Easy to install and remove with the required Versaturn Coupler (48026, sold separately).Variable speed adjustment on Comet II Lathe reduces tool edge burn.6" x 3/4" white-stone wheel. Adjustable tool rest.Swiveling transparent safety shield.Metal safety shroud contains dust and sparks.
Perfect for complete beginners, this handy book and accompanying DVD are all you need to get started with the rewarding craft of woodturning. Pop in the DVD to see the techniques demonstrated in action, or pick up the book for detailed instruction and ideas wherever you are. Learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood and the basic anatomy of a lathe, tool holding, sharpening and using tools correctly and safely. Three simple, attractive step-by-step projects are included to help you gain the confidence to apply this new knowledge and start creating some beautiful pieces of your own. Paperback. Book: 128 pages. DVD: 206 minutes. Contents: Working with WoodIntroduction to the LatheHolding the WorkTools and EquipmentSharpening your ToolsTen Rules for TurningCorrect Working PositionUsing Spindle Roughing GougesUsing Beading and Parting ToolsUsing Skew ChiselsUsing Spindle GougesUsing ScrapersUsing Bowl GougesProject 1: Classical Form BowlProject 2: Rosewood CandlestickProject 3: Cylindrical Box About the Author: Mark Baker has always been fascinated by wood. His father was a carpenter and joiner and, on leaving school, he served a five-year apprenticeship working for a local building firm, which included restoration work. Mark has also helped set up an industrial workshop for autistic adults and he has worked for some of the major manufacturers of woodturning tools in the UK. He is now the editor of Woodturning magazine and the group editor of all GMC Publications woodworking magazines.Wood Turning - A Craftsman's Guide Preview
When the time comes to finish off the bottom side of your bowl, this adapter helps you quickly flip and rechuck the bowl without the fussy alignment/truing process. Simply remove your Nova chuck with the bowl still mounted in it, and using the Nova Tailstock Chuck Adapter, install both onto the tailstock Live Center System (44550, sold separately). Slide the tailstock up to the headstock and rechuck the bowl onto the headstock with your preferred method (Longworth chuck, vacuum chuck, Cole jaws etc). The bowl will be perfectly centered, and ready for the finishing touches.Allows for perfect alignment when remounting work to turn the bottom side, saving you the time and material normally wasted in truing the workpiece up.Ensures the most accurate remounting of projects.Use with the Nova Live Center System (44550, sold separately) - or use alone as a dead center.In live mode, the Tailstock Chuck Adapter can be used to support work with a chuck e.g. in conjunction with vacuum chucking. #2 morse taper fits all Nova chucks and Nova lathe tailstocks.Made from medium tensile carbon K1045 steel to provide maximum structural strength.1-1/4" 8-TPI RH thread (USA, Canada, Australasia and the UK). 2 year warranty
These special 25mm extended jaws are designed to act like a pin chuck, expanding into a pre-bored hole. This is an especially useful holding method for bowls with a free form edge. A big advantage over pin chucks is that you don't have to bore to an exact size - any size between the minimum and just under the maximum expansion will do. The longer jaw length allows for a very powerful spigot grip for smaller work like lace bobbins (up to 6" in length) and delicate pots. The jaws also have a dovetail for mounting small bowls (up to 6" in diameter). Capacity range when used with Nova Precision Midi chuck (47447, sold separately):Expansion mode: 1.024" to 1.378".Contraction mode (square stock): 0.276 " to 0.669".Contraction mode (spigot): 0.394" to 0.748".Capacity range when used with Nova G3 chuck (45748, sold separately):Expansion mode: 1.024" to 1.811".Contraction mode (square stock): 0.276 " to 1.102".Contraction mode (spigot): 0.394" to 1.220".Capacity range when used with Nova SuperNova 2 chuck (48906, sold separately):Expansion mode: 1.024" to 1.811".Contraction mode (square stock): 0.276 " to 1.102".Contraction mode (spigot): 0.394" to 1.220".Capacity range when used with Nova Titan chuck (45040, sold separately):Expansion mode: 1.024" to 2.244".Contraction mode (square stock): 0.276 " to 1.496".Contraction mode (spigot): 0.394" to 1.614".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.