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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102 posts in 2984 days
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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|commented on||Christmas ornaments||12-29-2015 05:22 PM|
|commented on||TIGER MAPLE TALL CASE CLOCK||08-04-2015 11:34 PM|
|commented on||Plum burl small necklace box with wild plum hinge||05-12-2015 09:46 PM|
|commented on||Sewing Stiletto - Awl||02-21-2015 02:48 AM|
|commented on||Sewing Stiletto - Awl||12-26-2014 03:54 AM|
|added project||Sewing Stiletto - Awl||12-25-2014 07:11 AM|
|commented on||Merry Christmas LJ buddies||12-25-2014 04:54 AM|
|commented on||Collet chuck comparison with good news for Shopsmith owners.||08-08-2014 01:40 PM|
|replied on||Help with a collet chuck||08-08-2014 01:32 PM|
|replied on||Where can I learn about brass working?||06-22-2014 06:55 PM|
|added blog entry||Collet chuck comparison with good news for Shopsmith owners.||06-01-2014 06:47 PM|
|commented on||Wire Bending Tool A 15 year project finished.||05-13-2014 12:04 AM|
|added project||Wire Bending Tool A 15 year project finished.||05-12-2014 12:34 AM|
|commented on||Dianne's table||04-14-2014 12:11 AM|
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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 ...