GRRRRRRRRR Not happy with my Nova1224-44
Here I am trying to finish a 14" platter. Installed a vacumn chuck to hold it. Almost have the back leveled and ready to sand and BANG! The lathe stops! What the !
Open the belt compartment and the belt is stuck next to the housing. HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. Mess around with it and find that the slow speed pulley on the motor side spins around without the rest of the pulley or motor moving. The one setscrew on the large end does nothing to help.
The customer who wanted the platter wants to see it this Saturday. I'll have to take it as is and explain that there's more work to do. Hope he doesn't need it RIGHT NOW!
Was unable to get through to Technatool service. U.S. office shuts down at 2:30 PM est. Hope they get back to me, but I'll have to tear the headstock down to repair.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"