Collets or collet chucks are an excellent way to hold small pieces and with good tools the work can be removed from the collet and reinstalled with little loss of concentricity. The split wire chuck was developed by US watch manufactures in the...
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Location: Melrose, FL
I'm an aerospace stress engineer.
My interests include:
Making Kentucky rifles
I have a nice clock shop but my woodworking is confined to the laundry room or car port.
My woodworking tools:
An odd assortment of old hand tools
Shopsmith converted to 520
Jet midi lathe
Craftsman table saw
Hegner scroll saw
-- Troy in Melrose, Florida
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|added project||Wire Bending Tool A 15 year project finished.||80 days ago|
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|commented on||Pretty good for the price!||410 days ago|
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I bought the collet chuck when I had some Woodcraft gift certificates to burn and had one of those “this would be perfect for…...” ideas. My general rule is to avoid all cutting tools or tools requiring any sort of precision tha...
A quick project for a Sunday afternoon. I guess this doesn’t qualify as an official project since the only wood cut was from the scrap block in my drill press. My wife gave me this bow saw last Christmas. The saw was ready to go except ...