Nova Soft Jaws consist of four segments of high-quality soft nylon, which can be cut and customized by the user to their specific requirements. Simply turn them with a scraper to the required dimensions. This allows woodturners to make a special set of non-marring jaws for unique projects. It also allows nearly full diameter contact with the workpiece, since you can turn out to the exact diameter required. Nylon can be turned to shape using standard tools. They can be turned, sawn, drilled or tapped.Because they are made of nylon, they hold most woods without marking. Vibrant red color makes it easy to see profiles. By machining the profile after mounting, you can eliminate any errors that may have added up from mounting the jaws to the chuck, then to the spindle.Maximum contact with workpiece. Near full diameter contact is achievable, since you can turn out to the exact diameter required.Thick jaw body lets user profile any shape they wish, limited only by the fastening heads, which are embedded 22.5mm from the face of the jaws.Outer ring diameter when closed: 120mm (4.7").Thickness: 27mm (1").Tips for customizing the soft jaws:It is recommended to use a scraper that is about 1/2" wide, with an end that is 90° to the side of the scraper. It will cut on both sides and on the end.Recommended bevel angle is about 70 degrees. When scraping nylon, the tool rest must be as close to the work as possible and you must always use a light touch. Run your lathe at a speed between 1700 and 2000 rpm for best cutting.You must take extra care when machining the jaws so as not to hit to hit the screw heads.Features standard on all Nova Jaws:Nova chucks give you the same jaw fixing system and same insert/adaptor 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.
Use the Nova Acruline 2MT Alignment System to bring the centers of your Nova lathe back into perfect alignment. This is especially useful on lathes with a pivoting headstock, which should be realigned when the headstock is moved back to the inline position. The #2 morse tapers fit most brands, but check the manual for your specific lathe to find the morse taper size. 2MT alignment tool is suitable for all lathes with a #2 morse taper tailstock.Precisely machined from high-grade steel.Fits all Nova lathes.
Robust, well-balanced hardware 3X the weight of competing cutters and a sharp 4" diameter stainless steel blade make this kit a must have for pizza lovers. Simply make your own creative handle (not included) to complete your cutter with personalized flair. Kit includes a 5/16" threaded insert to attach the handle and to remove it for dishwasher cleaning. A 7/16'' drill bit is required for soft woods or a 1/2'' drill bit for hardwoods. Patent pending. Also available in a chrome finish.See our complete line of Turning Stock to complete your project. Methods to consider for installing the threaded insert are:Use the pizza cutter/bottle opener mandrel (#43469 Sold Separately) and chuck in your drill press. Tighten the two nuts on the insert so it won't spin on the bolt. After the pilot hole is drilled in the stock, clamp your stock with a handscrew or a drill press vise and manually turn the drill press chuck to drive the insert into the stock. Safety Tip: MAKE SURE DRILL PRESS IS UNPLUGGED. The drill press will keep the insert square to the stock as it is threaded in. We also recommend using beeswax, screw lube, or even soap to lubricate the threads on the insert. This process can also be done on a lathe using a three jaw chuck in the tailstock to manually feed the insert into the stock. And finally, if you're using acrylics for your handle, we have found that heating the insert before installing it makes it go in like a hot knife in butter.
This tool combines all of the turner's most commonly used gauges into one efficient device. It includes a dovetail gauge, diameter gauge, center finder, dowel gauge, angle checker, dovetail marking tool, ruler, protractor and faceplate marking tool. With over 10 functions, you'll work faster and have less clutter around your lathe. Made from heavy-duty polycarbonate. Dovetail Gauge: A fast and easy way to create and check a dovetail recess. Perfect companion for your NOVA chuck.Diameter Gauge: Effortlessly determine the different diameter size of a workpiece. Ideal for cutting beads.Center Finder: Simple and accurate way of finding the center of your workpiece.Dowel Gauge: Doweling can turn dicey when the dowels don't measure up! This gauge helps.Bowl Chisel Gauge: Handy tool checks different angles for bowl chisels.Angle Checker: Checks cutting angles of chisels, knives, blades and scissors with eight commonly used angles.Also features a furniture dovetail marking tool, ruler, protractor and faceplate marking out tool.The only gauge available for Nova chuck jaw dovetail measurements.