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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 1515 days ago 874 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

SteveMI made me a guinea pig for a project he made of a Longworth Chuck. Gladly I accepted. It was a beautiful model and worked great, one thing I improved on for my own turning was to make the bumpers longer because I usually turn bigger bowls. He had used rubber cane bumbers with an inner core of oak which worked very good, but my design served my needs better. In our communication he told me he is selling these and making a 16 inch larger model, mine is an 11 and 1/4 inch model. It really works great. You can screw your plate on the bottom of your wood and hollow out your bowl, flip it over and screw you SteveWorth Chuck on and man it is slick, you can turn your bottom knowing your piece is secure and within minutes you’re ready to sand and finish. I highly recommend these chucks. I’ve owned the Cole Jaw Chuck and they are a pain in the butt to use, and not only that I never thought they were that safe. These are. Ahh, Now for Pictures….
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-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -



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jockmike2

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#1 posted 1515 days ago

I had a slew of pictures but couldn’t down load any more, maybe I made them to big,

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 1515 days ago

Very cool, Mike

Lee

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mmh

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#3 posted 1515 days ago

Looks like a winner. I hope he does well with these.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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David Craig

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#4 posted 1515 days ago

Nice setup. I like the range of the grips. Nice idea using curves to set the bumpers. Gives you the full range and looks like it would work much better than the begs that are used on the larger jaw chucks.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1515 days ago

The center of the base plate is already centered by a hole Steve had already made in the Chuck. I just drilled the hole in my base plate larger and put one of those self gripping do dads (that’s a clinical term) on the bottom and a couple smaller screws in the top and it is pretty beefy. That’s not a clinical term.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Rustic

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#6 posted 1515 days ago

Nice to see you are getting the hang of posting pics Mike

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Rustic

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#7 posted 1515 days ago

if you click on a picture it will take you to the album

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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jockmike2

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#8 posted 1515 days ago

Cool I didn’t know that. Thanks Rick. You know my wife is looking forward to this weekend, and the really big shew. By the way I have a new yahoo account, for whatever reason.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 1515 days ago

Looks good Mike, but I was wondering how safe it was, with them long bolts sticking out.

It could do a nasty job on your knuckles.

Maybe if you showed a picture of it with a bowl, or plate mounted, I could maybe understand it better.

I have an old four jaw chuck, that when it’s open, the jaws protrude outside.

I’ve been rapped by them once , or twice. It doesn’t feel good.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Karson

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#10 posted 1515 days ago

Looking great Mike.

Send me an another of your jokes so I can get you new email address.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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jockmike2

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#11 posted 1515 days ago

Dick the bolts are only about 2 3/4” and like i said most of the bowls I make are way bigger than that, but I still have the little rubber bumbpers Steve sent me I’ll show you a picture of.wood,steel

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 1515 days ago

Karson I’ll be sure to do that but my new address is right at the bottom here.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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BillyJ

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#13 posted 1514 days ago

I’d like to try that myself some time. Unfortunately, TOO much else to be involved with right now. Great tool for the turner.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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jockmike2

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#14 posted 1514 days ago

It sure is BJ. Get Steve a little tipsy and talk him out of one, Tell him it needs more modification,

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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