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Thread: I'm back with a GLOAT!!!

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    I'm back with a GLOAT!!!

    I've been lurking for the last little while as I haven't had time to do any turning. Recently got a new NOVA DVR XP lathe. After the smaller lathe I was using this is very great pleasure to use. Lots of new-to-me features and it's so smooth that the gouges that used to fall of the stand when I forgot to put them away now just sit there with no problem at all.

    LOML may need to rent a jackhammer to get the grin off my face!

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    Gord great gloat. Congrats on the new lathe. I have the same lathe and what a pleasure to use.
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    Congratulations on your new DVR. I love mine. I hope you have many happy years of enjoyment.

    Alan

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    Congrats, Gord. Isn't it nice stepping up to a bigger, more solid lathe? You picked a good one.
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    Lookin' great. And, you are using it, that is the good part.
    Wat is that black rod on the bottom-back of the headstock for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Lookin' great. And, you are using it, that is the good part.
    Wat is that black rod on the bottom-back of the headstock for?
    Frank, that is the lock down nut/bolt for the headstock, so when you swivel it off line, you loosen that, and then tighten it before use.

    Gord, welcome to the club, I have the older DVR 3000 and I love mine too!

    A couple of quick upgrades you should do, first, get one of these......

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    I think that is the right one, 8mm thread, 25mm stud length, I'll check mine later, and get back to you.

    This adjustable handle is just simply so much nicer to use than the stock handle.

    The other thing I'd suggest, get the extension bed for the lathe, I waited a while, and I wish I had not, the extension bed makes life a LOT easier, as you can just push the tail stock down the the end of the lathe, NOT remove it all the time.

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    Frank, that "rod" is the head stock locking pin. The purpose of this threaded pin is to lock the head stock in what ever position you place it in. A very nice design in the engineering. Simple to use and very convenient.
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    Stu, you beat me to it by seconds.

    Question for you though. Where are yousaying to use this adjustable handle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Miller View Post
    Stu, you beat me to it by seconds.

    Question for you though. Where are yousaying to use this adjustable handle?
    For a guy who broke all of his fingers at least once, and dislocated both thumbs at that same time (OUCH!) while playing on the offensive and defensive lines of his high school football team, I have to say, I'm pleased I can type at all..........

    The adjustable handle can be placed at a point where the handle is easy to operate, you just lift it up, and the tool rest can be moved, then you press it down and it is locked in place. I have a variety of tools rests, like most I'd imagine, and each one a slightly different diameter, so the handle can be moved around and set up in just the right spot.

    In a word, it is "Convenient" to use the adjustable handle.

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    Congrats Gord! Glad to see you've got curlies all over it already too!
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