So if you saw the first blog in this series, you can tell that my chuck did not come out very well. I got all the rust off, but filing it (which i’ve never done before) and sanding it by hand did not work out too well for me, to say the least. I wanted to rectify the situation, so decided to do something different. I do not have a chuck for the lathe, so I had to be creative with going about this…..
if you can’t tell by the pictures…the holes at each end of the chuck are different sizes and I wanted to mount this on the lathe so I can sand it and buff it out. So I turned a square piece of pine into a dowel with two different sizes to fit each size hole. Then i remounted it in the lathe with the chuck on it and buffed it out. I didnt get ALL the scratches out – but it is definitely better than before.
-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!