Nova Faceplate Rings
Faceplates have always been regarded as a safe and secure holding method for large turnings such as bowls and platters. The only drawback is that they are a slower mounting method when compared to scroll action chucks. Now, however, you can have the best of both worlds! Nova Faceplate Rings offer the same secure holding power of a faceplate, but you can hold them with your Nova scroll chuck for the ultimate in speed and convenience. Simply screw the faceplate ring to your turning blank, then secure the ring in your chuck. The faceplate rings are available in three sizes for a wide range of workpiece sizes. The size of your faceplate ring should match the size of the jaws on your Nova chuck.
- Faceplate Rings fit directly into your Teknatool Chuck (matching size of jaws must be mounted on the chuck)
- No need to remove the chuck from your lathe as you would with traditional faceplate mounting
- Fast mounting method for bowl blanks
- Best alternative to Woodworm screw mounting, which is only recommended for smaller bowls
- Can also be used for moderate off-center multi-axis turning
- Faceplate mounting is a strong mounting method, even with irregular sized wood and rough cut surfaces
(1) Nova Faceplate Ring
4.8 / 5.0
faceplate for 130 mm jaws
Solid. Good to have double sets of openings for attachment of a sacrifical wood block when you use it with different sized items.
September 23, 2018
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Why did you choose this?
I am building a Longworth chuck and I will use the face plate to attach to the Nova chuck.
Mark C on Nov 27, 2016
Will this fit a Nova G3 chuck?
BEST ANSWER: The 100mm ring will not fit the standard G3 as it comes with 50mm jaws so you need the 50mm ring. The G3 with standard jaws will not expand to 100mm plus the rings are meant to fit jaws near their minimum closure. I bough my 100mm ring for a Nova Titan II chuck.
What kind of screws to mount the ring to the work piece?
BEST ANSWER: I use #10 sheet metal screws on my Nova faceplate ring. The length depends on the size of the work piece.
Can this ring be held in compression mode in a chuck or just in expansion from the inside?
BEST ANSWER: It was designed for an inside grip with a dovetail jaw. You could grip the outside if your chuck jaws open more that 3". Mine don't so I can't tell how secure it is. I'm pretty sure the ring is softer than the jaws so there should be some grip. Hope this helps.
Will this work with any chuck that has 2" jaws or only NOVA?
BEST ANSWER: My face plate edges have angles that match my Nova chuck's jaw angles. So it us a matter of the angles matching up.
Will the 2” faceplate ring fit the nova g3 jaw ?
BEST ANSWER: yes