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    DVR finally here - gloat

    I finally got my Nova DVR XP. For those who didn't see my earlier post, I'd put it on lay-a-way at the local Woodcraft due to some sweet discount pricing. I bought the lathe, the swing away hinge, the extension bed, and a Super Nova2 chuck. I haven't attached the swing away nor the extension bed yet, but that will likely occur in the next couple of days. I just had to get the lathe up and making some kind of curlies. I couldn't wait. It's amazing how smooth this baby is. After I got the lathe, a buddy of mine mentioned he had a brand new stand for his 1624 and didn't need it. I took him up on his offer and got it for a steal. Now if I can get the layout in my shop (read garage) right I'll be set. I guess having some time to use it might help, too.

    Regards,
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    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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    Woo hoo! Congrats. I'm sure you're gonna have fun with that one.
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    Looking great Lee; turn, turn, turn.



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    That floor is WAY too clean

    You will love that lathe, I love my DVR 3000
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    Long may your curlies be.......
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    Big Congrats Lee! Now let's see some results and curlies!
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    Congrats Lee on the Nova. I sure do love mine. You will find a space for it as time passes. I moved mine twice.
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    I will be living vicariously through you and many others for years yet to come!
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    Congratulations Lee, I also got mine a couple of weeks ago. Pretty much the same setup as yours except the stand. I just started acquiring materials yesterday for the stand and hopefully get started cutting on some steel today. These lathes sure do look nice and you are right about them being Smoooooth!

    I can't wait till I get mine up and going. Have Fun and make plenty of curls.

    Alan

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    Thanks everyone. Funny how my vision has widened since getting the lathe. Last night I was taking my high school daughter to the gym for cheer practice and I noticed some fairly large sections of tree out for the trash or brush pickup. I'm sure it wouldn't have even come up on the radar before. After practice was over my daughter and I had to pay a visit to said location and toss a couple of pieces into the trunk of my car. I'm sure it's not great wood but it is sectioned and ready to fit on the lathe and will be plenty good for practice.

    Alan,

    The stand I got is a mix of cast iron and steel. If you look closely in the picture, the grey area bolted to the lathe is cast iron while the black legs are steel. Feels pretty solid. The feet have holes where one could bolt it to the floor or a sheet of plywood. I may opt for the latter so I can toss some bags of sand on the plywood for ballast.

    Regards,
    Lee Laird
    Austin TX

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