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Forum topic by TheDane posted 05-25-2015 12:00 AM 911 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheDane

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05-25-2015 12:00 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question nova 2024

Questions for Nova DVR 2024 owners:

1)How many of you have bolted the lathe’s legs to the floor of your shop?

2) If you haven’t bolted the lathe to the floor, what have you done to stabilize it or add mass?

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"


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Dutchy

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#1 posted 05-25-2015 08:14 PM

I don,t have a Nova, but may I give a reaction?

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 01:13 AM

I don,t have a Nova, but may I give a reaction?

Sure!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 01:32 AM

You can cut some 2x lumber to span between the legs and pile it up with sandbags. You can add probably 200 lbs or so.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 02:59 AM

Do you have the cast iron stand and did you add a shelf? The manual recommends (troubleshooting section, page 39) bolting to the floor or adding sand bags if you experience a lot of vibration or it walks around on you with large turnings. I’ve also seen lots of folks use exercise weights, cinder blocks and all sorts of other stuff in lieu of sandbags.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Dutchy

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 06:55 AM

First I have to mention that I have seen beautiful lathe work from you! So you must have a great lathe. I don,t know this machine personally but I like how it is build. One thing however I don,t like is the stand. Such a nice machine on such nasty (sorry for this word) stand.

When you will make a new stand out of concrete (with reinforcment) your lathe will turn much better, You can work (much) faster and also your tools are longer sharp!

Below an example of such a stand:

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 04:03 PM

Do you have the cast iron stand and did you add a shelf?

ABF Freight will deliver my lathe Friday, 5/29/15 … it is coming with the cast iron leg set.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dutchy

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#7 posted 05-26-2015 08:52 PM

Sorry Gerry,

I didn,t know you have ordered a new lathe. And I,m sorry I didn,t know that this lathe could be deliverd with a cast iron stand. This lathe deserves a cast iron stand, and bolting sure will give more stability, but also wait on the bottom shelf will give stability, for that reason make a shelf from concrete. or a combination wood and concrte.

Success with your new lathe.

BTW I’m curious about what lathe you have now

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#8 posted 05-26-2015 09:09 PM

I would wait till get the lathe assembled and see how that goes. You can always beef up the stand with weight or bolt it down later.

Good luck with it!

-- Bill

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#9 posted 05-26-2015 10:49 PM

BTW I m curious about what lathe you have now

Delta 46-460 midi-lathe with bed extension.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Dutchy

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#10 posted 05-27-2015 06:49 AM

You have made beautiful things on that one.

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