Nova DVR Lathes combine the power and capacity of larger woodturning lathes with state of the art intelligent technology to make turning more efficient, fun and safe. Turn on the Nova DVR XP, and you'll be greeted with smooth, whisper-quiet operation, and rock steady turning. That's because its direct drive technology has no pulleys or belts to cause vibration, and it's solid cast iron construction absorbs what little there is. The DVR's smart motor features intelligent Adaptive Control software that produces optimum turning conditions for your specific projects. It measures the weight of the workpiece and adjusts the performance accordingly, and instantly shuts down power to the spindle if it senses chisel dig-ins or spindle lock. The lathe offers 5 preset speed settings to make setup nearly instantaneous. The head swivels 360° and locks at any position for outboard turning of large items. Stand shown in image is sold separately.Features:Adaptive Control software assists you with your turning, measuring the weight of the workpiece and adjusting the performance accordingly.Computer controlled motor only draws as much power as it needs for the project being worked on. The DVR motor can save up to 80% energy and emissions over conventional motors.Computer control instantly cuts power to the spindle if it senses a chisel dig in, or if the spindle lock is on when wanting to turn the spindle.Provides instant power when you need it. With it's 1.75 (115v)/2HP (220v) high torque motor, exceptional structural strength and smart design, it's not only easy to convert to outrigger work for larger bowls and to extend spindle capacity with add on beds, but the lathe has the power and capacity to handle the expansion with ease.The Nova DVR XP delivers incredibly smooth turning. With no belts or pulleys to cause vibration, a computer that automatically adjusts performance and solid cast iron construction, the DVR XP is one smooth operator.5 favorite speeds function enables you to preselect your most used speeds, reducing setup time.Head swivels 360° and locks at any position, with detents at 0°, 22°, 45° and 90°. High accuracy and easy swivel.Easy to use, push button electronic variable speed with forward and reverse.Low maintenance, industrial-grade electronics.
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
Hand-sewing may be a skill that's largely forgotten these days, but the Shakers did it on a daily basis; the use of electric sewing machines was against their religious principles. Consequently, furniture intended to make sewing easier came in many forms, including this sewing stand. It provides a good chance to spend some time at the lathe.
Here's a fun, fast project for wood turners who also appreciate things straight, flat and square. Plumb Bobbles miniature plumb bobs are primarily decorative, but you can also string them up to work just like their bigger brothers. A long necklace cord is included for use as a necklace, and they make nice Christmas tree ornaments using the included loop of nylon cord. A mandrel (48782, sold separately) with bushings integrated is required for chucking it onto your lathe. 10K gold plating.Includes a short length of nylon cord, and a necklace cord. Finished Plumb Bobble can range in length from approximately 1-7/8" to 2-1/4" long.Width of hardware is 3/8".A mandrel (48782, sold separately) with bushings integrated is required for chucking it onto your lathe.