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Project by mot posted 2662 days ago 1714 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a quick little bowl, about 7” in diameter, that I turned as the first bowl off my Nova DVRXP. I was anxious to use the lathe and had this hunk of Maple. The Nova turns so smooth that I was able to turn right through the inclusion without incident. Sharp tools didn’t hurt either, but a smooth lathe is a real nice addition to the shop.

Thanks for looking. Please excuse the rudimentary photography. I don’t have the photo skills to present turnings the way some folks do.

Cheers!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)





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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 2662 days ago

Great bowl work, a great piece of art Mot. Some day I’ll be this good…I hope.

Got the lathe, need the lessons.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Karson

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#2 posted 2662 days ago

Great first Bowl. Nice looking wood also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 2662 days ago

beautiful!! And I like how you included “Nova” in the pix since the point of the project was to try out the new tool.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2661 days ago

One day…I’ve gotta turn a bowl. That is great, Mot! Did you use a bowl gouge and if so, what size do you have? (3/8” or 1/2”)

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Steffen

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#5 posted 2661 days ago

Great lathe and great bowl. Let me know how big of a peice you can turn on the Nova. I am considering it but I might want something a little beefier…but that direct drive motor seems like a dream…

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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mot

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#6 posted 2648 days ago

Sorry, os and Stef, I didn’t see these until now…just learning the features of pulse… os, I have both sizes of bowl gouge and used them both on this project.

Steff, you can turn 16” diameter but with the outrigger and swivel stock you can turn 24”

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TheGravedigger

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#7 posted 2607 days ago

Nice bowl. I really like the proportions. A sturdier look seems to go better with a rough burl, and the dairy bowl style is one of my favorites.

“Fancy wood, simple form – simple wood, fancy form.”

I’ve got the Nova 3000, and love it. I’m curious about how the DVR motor compares with the DC model like I have. Mine pulses at the lower speed ranges of the controller, and the pulses speed up as I apply pressure to the wood. Does the DVR act the same way?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Dorje

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#8 posted 2607 days ago

Nice turning Tom – how did you finish it? (sanding through finish)...

I think I may need to save up for the DVR, with the 8” swing, seems like a heck of a lathe for bowl turning and everything else. What kind of base do you have it set up on?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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