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WOODTURNING CHUCK BASICS

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Blog entry by Wildwood posted 12-20-2014 12:15 PM 1279 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chuck basics!

http://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tips/techniques/woodturning/four-jaw-lathe-chucks/?page=1

No, do not need a chuck to turn any things you can make on a lathe. On every woodturning message board questions about lathes, turning tools, and chuck major topics. No doubt a chuck does make life easier, but will not really make you a better woodturner.

Like the article says you can pay a little or a lot for a woodturning chuck and walk you through chuck basics. I disagree with what articles said about faceplates, screws, and glued waste blocks due to design of a piece and safety. People often use clue blocks mounted in their chucks today too!

If understand the basicS this article provides selecting and buying a woodturning chuck you can afford lot easier.

-- Bill



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#1 posted 12-20-2014 05:17 PM

Interesting … Considering my recent post about chucks,
THANKS for sharing.

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#2 posted 12-20-2014 10:26 PM

Was over at woodturning online reading different articles. Found that article on chucks, and thought about your question. Posted it here versus losing information in that thread easier to find later on.

You might like the articles and projects at that site; http://www.woodturningonline.com

-- Bill

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#3 posted 12-20-2014 10:28 PM

Thanks alot for the info.

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#4 posted 12-21-2014 12:06 AM

Thanks Bill. I favorited both of those links for future reference.

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