pivoting headstock lathes and Robust bowl rests
A couple of weeks ago I bought a Robust bowl rest for my Nova DVR XP and after just a few minutes realized it isn't going to work for me with the pivoting headstock of the Nova, in the attached pic you can see why. The 12" tool rest that comes with the Nova has the post in the center effectively making it a 6" bowl rest, but the Robust is a 12" with the post on the end. When you install that rest in a pivoted configuration the rest is way too long and you can't pull the banjo out far enough to compensate. In the outboard configuration with the outboard attachment it would probably work fine.
I've been speaking to the Robust folks who have been great about getting feedback. I love the quality of their rest, but this one just isn't gonna work. I think they'd come out with a smaller version with a 1" post if enough people asked them for it.
So if I'm doing it wrong please let me know. If you agree and would love to buy a shorter rest please feel free to encourage Robust on this - then we can all get one.