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    I haven't a clue. Sometimes I learn something new...

    I haven't a clue. Sometimes I learn something new but not always. I don't know if I would turn a log that size anyway. Jim
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    I went back and watched the program on the PBS...

    I went back and watched the program on the PBS channel and it was much clearer as to what he did. He attached one faceplate to the headstock end and and the other faceplate to the tailstock end then...
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    Faceplate Question

    Hi, I was watching American Workshop the other day and he was turning a log. Was about 20 inches long and maybe 10 inches in diameter. Really out of balance to start with. He used two faceplates and...
  4. You might take a look a some of 3M's double sided...

    You might take a look a some of 3M's double sided tapes. A friend of mine used some to attach his solar panels to the top of his camper and they're pretty much permanent. He's logged a several...
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    John, I watched your video and found it pretty...

    John, I watched your video and found it pretty informative. I see where I made mistakes. I'll be clamping up the logs in my wood splitter and cutting them with one of my chainsaws. Let's for and 8"...
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    Thanks, Looks like I'll be building one. Jim

    Thanks, Looks like I'll be building one. Jim
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    Thanks for the information. My lathe does have a...

    Thanks for the information. My lathe does have a cage (Jet 1642EVS) which I do use for somethings. I failed to mention that I was cutting across the wood as a log. The bandsaw is a Grizzly G0555 with...
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    Cole Chuck and Bandsaw Question

    Hi, Got a question about my Nova Cole chuck. I was using it to turn off the spigot and sand a small bowl and was wondering about the RPM. I think that the instructions said no more than 600 rpm. When...
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    Well I did some useless turning today also. Well...

    Well I did some useless turning today also. Well maybe not totally useless. I wanted to try out my new to me Jet 1642 EVS lathe for the first time. Grabbed a piece of really dry black walnut and...
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    Which model do you have? Here's a listing of the...

    Which model do you have? Here's a listing of the spindle thread sizes by Model number. Jim
    NOVA
    DVR 3000 TM
    WOODLATHE
    Publication No.101-0505-006
    Last updated 01 March 2005
    Models
    55016...
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    The shop is separate from the house and the...

    The shop is separate from the house and the previous owner wired it. I've since had to add some 220 volt outlets and upgrade some of the outlets to 20 amp. The only place that I really need a GCFI is...
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    Well I replaced the GCFI outlet with a 20 amp...

    Well I replaced the GCFI outlet with a 20 amp regular outlet and everything is all well. Runs really quiet and very smooth. I may become spoiled. Jim
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    Well made the trip up on the 23rd and was back...

    Well made the trip up on the 23rd and was back home on the 24th a 1000 miles round trip but it was worth it. Overnighted about an hour 1 1/2 way. Went on into Darby the next morning. Got there and we...
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    I'm probably going to purchase the Nova adapter...

    I'm probably going to purchase the Nova adapter for the chuck and the Nova 1 1/4" x 8 female to 1" x 8 male adapter at my local Woodcraft store. They're less than $35 each and one with out the set...
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    I know that my Nova chuck has a set screw which I...

    I know that my Nova chuck has a set screw which I used with the insert. So on the 1 1/4" x 8 female to 1" x 8 male adapter for face plates I should get one with a set screw right. Then I can lock it...
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    Spindle Adapters

    Hi, I'll be picking up my new to me Jet 1642 EVS lathe next week. I'll be getting a Nova 1 1/4" x 8 insert for my Nova chuck. I'll need to get a 1 1/4" x 8 female to 1" X 8 male adapter to use some...
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    Update. Well I took a run at it and won it with a...

    Update. Well I took a run at it and won it with a bid of $1085 plus $113.85 buyer's premium. It will involve an 800 mile round trip to pick it up but Hell I'm retired and it's to wet to roto-till the...
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    Home Depot revamped their Military Discount...

    Home Depot revamped their Military Discount Program the first of the year . You have to go on line to apply. Prove you were in. Then down load their App. Then when you check out scan the QR code on...
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    Looks like they're 1 1/2 HP models. One has a...

    Looks like they're 1 1/2 HP models. One has a Nova chuck and turning tools the other one doesn't.I have several 220 volt plugs in my shop so that's not a problem. Jim
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    Jet 1642 EVS Lathe

    Hi, I'm watching two Jet 1642 EVS lathes on an auction site. School program shutting down. No accessories but I have plenty from my Jet 1246. Thoughts? Price? I don't normally do auctions but I just...
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    Since I have owned boats I've been using System 3...

    Since I have owned boats I've been using System 3 for years and I bought the pumps that attach to the containers. Mixes it in the right proportions. I also have mixed it with the fillers for extra...
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    Well now I know what's wrong with the motor....

    Well now I know what's wrong with the motor. Fried the windings. Just ordered a new motor from Grizzly. Wasn't terribly expensive. $242 + shipping UPS $25. I also ordered 2 M6X1.0 X 40mm LH trd bolts...
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    Well I pulled the switch and took it to the local...

    Well I pulled the switch and took it to the local electric motor shop I use. Switch checked ok. The motor goes in tomorrow to get checked. I hate electrical problems. They tend to drive one up the...
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    An update. I swapped the outlets wiring that I...

    An update. I swapped the outlets wiring that I normally used for the dust collector (220 volt) to the breaker that didn't trip when the dust collector was turned on. Turned it on and it started up....
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    It had been tripping the breaker so I replaced...

    It had been tripping the breaker so I replaced the breaker and when I plugged it in and stated it threw sparks out of the switch box and tripped the new breaker. I wasn't using the remote setup...
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