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Anthony maida
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Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Mar 25th, 2017 at 7:16pm
 
Hello
         What is the best nova chuck for larger bowls?
         I already have have the G3.I will be using this
         on my 1624 lathe.Thanks Anthony Undecided
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #1 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 9:15am
 
I'm not sure what size you mean by "larger" but
I believe all the jaws from your G3 will fit on the SuperNova 2 which is a step up and can handle up to 16" bowls. (that's my lathes capacity)
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #2 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 9:36am
 

Anthony,

The Super Nova 2 handles larger bowls in the 14/15 inch size that fits on a 1624 lathe.   Jaws are interchangable with your G3.

Depending on the woods you will be using, you may want to add a set of larger jaws to your kit. 

The Titan is also a choice, and would add a margin of capacity for larger blanks if you turn "outboard".

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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #3 - Mar 26th, 2017 at 8:54pm
 
Anthony,
I have found that I like the Titan chuck. It is the largest/heavies Nova chuck available and uses the same jaws that fits both the Super Nova and the G3. I use it for all size turnings on both my AB and Jet 1642. 

I think you will find the G3 is too light for the 1624.  It is designed primarily for use on mini's and midi's.

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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #4 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 12:16pm
 
Anthony
I have the Nova 1624/44 and use super Nova 2 with 100 mm jaws for turning 16 in bowls inboard .and 20 in platter out board but think 2 or 3 in thick out board .
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Reply #5 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 8:54pm
 
Thanks guys for your input ,I think I will have to get the supernova
2 or the titan.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #6 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 6:23am
 
I have not been happy with my Titan.  Perhaps I have abused it as I have used it a lot for roughing and for coring, but the jaws are no longer concentric and it seems like it is no longer holding as well when it was new.  The last chuck I bought was a Stronghold.

I also have a G3 and have been happy with it for the most part.

I have no experience with the SuperNova.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #7 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 8:01am
 
Anthony maida wrote on Mar 27th, 2017 at 8:54pm:
Thanks guys for your input ,I think I will have to get the supernova
2 or the titan.


IMO, The Titan is good for larger items but may be unnecessary for a 16" lathe, unless you go outboard for much larger turnings. The SN2 is a good everyday utilitarian chuck that can handle most anything you can put on a 16" lathe
The Titan  also cost about $70 more than the SN2, if that is a factor in deciding.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #8 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 8:54am
 
Another vote for the SN2.  In larger jaws I would go with the PowerGrips over the standard 100mm bowl jaws.  Not a lot more $$ and gives you more options for holding hollow forms or other items with a very long spigot.
My late is 16" and I use my G3's as much as my SN2's.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #9 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 6:38pm
 
I have a 3520b and also use G3's and SN2's. The G3 does just fine if you keep the stock you are turning within the specs for the G3.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #10 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 11:14am
 
I use the Vicmark chucks, and have little experience with the Nova chucks. However, you can put big jaws on a small chuck, but putting the same jaws on a bigger chuck is much more stable.

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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #11 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 11:29am
 
++ what robo_hippy suggests. Vicmarc built like tank awesome.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #12 - Mar 31st, 2017 at 12:22pm
 
While I agree that Vicmarc is a superior chuck, the Original Question was
Anthony maida wrote on Mar 25th, 2017 at 7:16pm:
What is the best nova chuck for larger bowls?


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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #13 - Apr 5th, 2017 at 10:56am
 
I own a G3,  SN2 and a Titan and agree with Mike Mills and Ed Weber.
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Re: Best nova chuck for larger bowls
Reply #14 - Apr 10th, 2017 at 9:07pm
 
I just purchased a nova super2 chuck,what incert do i use
for it?I have the 1624 1 1/4 x 8 spindle.Thanks Undecided
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