Tool rest for dvr xp

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Forum topic by cdaniels posted 03-21-2016 12:55 PM 642 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-21-2016 12:55 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe turning nova teknatool bowl dvr xp tool rest

with so many options out there I figure it best to get opinions from experienced folk. I want a good tool rest for doing bowl so I can do a good continuous cut on bowls. I do mostly bowls around 9-15” range and usually not much more than 6” deep. I am considering a robust rest but only want to get 1 (EXPENSIVE) spending a hundred bucks on 1 rest is a lot but if it makes that big of a difference…

so i’m wondering if I would be better off with a J curve or an interior bowl rest?

I assume I would need a long post for the dvr xp right?

I haven’t even tried swinging the headstock yet so I’m not real worried about that.

thanks for letting me pick your brains.


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#1 posted 03-21-2016 02:27 PM

I would go for the ‘J’ (thinking about it myself). You’ll probably want the long post, but if you are not sure, call Robust … they know which lathes are compatible with their tool rests.

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#2 posted 03-22-2016 03:09 AM

I love my Robust Tool Rest – best I’ve used, worth every penny. I’m using mine on a Nova 16-24/44.

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#3 posted 04-07-2016 01:56 PM

I’m looking for the same tool rest, thanks for the info.


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