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Offline Bill21

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Nova Chucks
« on: January 13, 2022, 09:09:45 PM »
I recently noticed on social media that the latest Nova chuck now tightens the same way as other wood turning scroll chucks - IE righty tighty, lefty loosey! I thought folks may like to know.  ;)

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2022, 11:02:09 AM »
That'd confuse me as I've been using Nova for over a decade LOL always take mine to demos hoping they wil fit the club lathes

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Offline Bill21

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2022, 11:18:11 AM »
I wonder if an old lefty tighty Nova could be converted to a righty tighty by fitting a new scroll wheel? The jaws look identical. The scroll is available as a spare part.


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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2022, 05:14:13 PM »
I used to run a Nova and a Sorby (jaws are compatible) so needed to know which chuck was on especially when removing from a fragile mortice! Long live the confusion ;D
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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2024, 08:21:05 PM »
Bill21.   You would need to change the jaw carriers as will as the scroll ring.

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2024, 11:09:17 AM »
  Just a thought,  how about a light spay of Red aerosol paint on the Key slot as a warning just to remind you that its a left to tight action.   Such a very small amount would not affect the balance of the chuck I would presume but would give a visual reminder.   

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2024, 10:17:23 AM »
I have a variety of different chucks, so use us permanent marker and draw an arrow indicating the 'Tightening direction' on each.
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Offline Bill21

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2024, 11:24:09 AM »
All my chucks operate in the same direction. No way I would have bought a Nova chuck before they complied with convention.

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2024, 11:16:46 PM »
I get confused enough with having 4 different chuck keys!
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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2024, 07:48:49 AM »
That's interesting news for woodturning enthusiasts! It's great to see Nova addressing one of the main differences between their previous chucks and other popular scroll chucks like the Vicmarc and Oneway.

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Re: Nova Chucks
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2024, 09:43:44 AM »
Best way would be tighty righty and loose lefty  ;D