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
Here's a project that offers the kind of fun that keeps on giving. As the builder, you'll get a chance to polish your turning skills making the mallets, cart parts, wheels and even the balls! Others will see this as the hard part, but if you enjoy lathe work, the effort will seem like woodworking bliss. Then, after the "tough" part is through, the fun just continues as you put this handmade set to work whenever friends and family gather. Really, you're the only one who can't lose here!
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.
Whether for the novice woodturner searching for an affordable, user-friendly starter lathe, or the advanced turner adding a mini-lathe to their lineup, the new JET 1015 makes an ideal choice. With 15-1/2" between centers, and a 10" swing over the bed, this sturdy, smooth-running 15" mini-lathe has the power, precision and versatility to turn both small bowls and spindles with ease. The lathe is available in either the standard version, with six fixed spindle speeds, or in the variable speed version, with three adjustable speed ranges. When you're ready to turn your ideas into reality, the Jet 1015 mini lathe is a great place to start.Features:Six spindle speeds: 500, 840, 1240, 1800, 2630 and 3975 RPM.Integrated 24 position indexing.Improved tensioning system with easier access to belts.Wider bed ways provide increased rigidity.Live center in the tailstock.Cast iron bed construction.