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.Features: Adaptive Control software assists you with your turning, measuring the weight of the workpiece and adjusting the performance accordinglyComputer 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 motorsComputer 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 spindleProvides 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 easeThe 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 operator5 favorite speeds function enables you to preselect your most used speeds, reducing setup timeHead swivels 360° and locks at any position, with detents at 0°, 22°, 45° and 90°. High accuracy and easy swivelEasy to use, push button electronic variable speed with forward and reverseLow 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
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".