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Richard Kleinhenz
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Nova lathe skirt
Jul 15th, 2012 at 7:48pm
 
What is the purpose of the skirt for the Nova lathe stand?  I have a new 2024, my first large (non-benchtop) lathe.  First I thought it is to add rigidity to the stand but that is clearly not the case.  So what is it for?  (The cast-irone base for the DVR-XP has a similar skirt.)  I thought I would construct a wheeled cabinet to roll into that space under the lathe, for shucks, tools etc
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Re: Nova lathe skirt
Reply #1 - Jul 15th, 2012 at 10:54pm
 
Don't really know but congrats on the lathe, how do you like it? Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Nova lathe skirt
Reply #2 - Jul 15th, 2012 at 11:25pm
 
You must be planning to turn some BIG pens.  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes 

The skirt is supposed to add some stiffness.  One of the local turners simply mounted the lathe on the stand backwards so it didn't get in his way.
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Re: Nova lathe skirt
Reply #3 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 10:43pm
 
I don't think it adds any stiffness, that's what I thought at first and installed the legs so the panel would be in the back.  There is a soft washer between leg and panel under each screw, n way it adds anything!  I suspect it's just a place to put their logo.

I think I can turn a bigger pen on my Mercury with bed extension Smiley

So far I love the lathe.  Getting my feet wet at this point - never used a bowl gouge in my life.  I really like the ability to swing the headstock out partway and not have to remove the tailstock.

Non-turning question:  Do notifications work here?  I set notifications for replies to this thread to ON but I don't think I got any - unless they were intercepted and ended up in junk somewhere (which I doubt)

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