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This pdf shows in photographs how I made the Longworth chuck shown

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B13jQxW5N_l9MnpEdTJkQ01GdlE/view?usp=

I recently turned the tapered fruit bowl shown but had no way to hold it in the lathe to have it’s bottom cleaned so I borrowed a Cole chuck (a Nova chuck with Cole jaws fitted) then remembered the thread that Jim posted a while back showing how he made a Longworth chuck, I decided then and there to make one.

-- Harry, Western Australia





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 12-10-2014 06:17 AM

Thanks for posting. one of my goals is to make one this winter.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 12-10-2014 10:48 AM

Thanks for posting, I could have used a Longworth chuck today. I had a “too large for the chuck ” problem. I’ll add this to my winter to do list.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com Working full time at retired.

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#3 posted 12-10-2014 12:47 PM

You sure made a nice one there, Harry. That process blog was very good too!!...............Merry Christmas, my friend!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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SPalm

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#4 posted 12-10-2014 01:32 PM

Neat.
I need to make one of these too. Thanks for the inspiration.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#5 posted 12-10-2014 04:52 PM

Harry,

Good to see you posting and working!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 12-10-2014 09:45 PM

Really nice chuck, thanks for sharing.

-- Bill

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#7 posted 12-10-2014 10:16 PM

Thanks for the inspiration.My next jig with your lesson.
Have a lot of turnings.

-- bambi

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 12-10-2014 11:15 PM

LOOKS like a COOL lathe accessory…

... wish I had a lathe to try it on… :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Kaleb the Swede

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#9 posted 12-11-2014 02:22 AM

Wow! Great ingenuity. If I ever get a lathe I will have to remember this. Nice work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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harry1

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#10 posted 12-11-2014 02:54 AM

Joe I think your Christmas present problem has been solved:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/400563146826

-- Harry, Western Australia

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 12-11-2014 05:13 AM

Harry, that looks like a cool lathe… BUT, isn’t it a little too small to do what you’re doing?

I have made ONE thing on a lathe… a huge Table Lamp… in the 9th grade… along with my designed & built bedside table with drawer… My first real taste of woodworking & power tools… 63 years ago!!

I would have a hard time finding a place to PUT IT too! ... and of course the Fortune that is needed for the TOOLS, sharpening stuff, & other accessories… which I do not have…

Thank you for your interest…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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harry1

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#12 posted 12-11-2014 05:24 AM

Ok Joe just settle for a MUSCLECHUCK! By the way this current lathe of mine is still a mini lathe but a touch bigger centre, it’s 6” so I can theoretically turn a 12” bowl. The main reason for changing was for the electronic speed control with digital readout and I added a bed extension. After Christmas post a shot of your router complete with MUSCLECHUCK.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#13 posted 12-11-2014 05:49 AM

Thank you, Harry…

Right now, my first priority is getting a good sander with SUPER dust control so I can get back to my Maloof Dining Chairs NOT getting clobbered with Dust problems getting into lungs & eyes.

Looking at the Mirka Ceros 5 & hose... It’s only about $560 … Taking a huge chunk of my resources to get it!
... I would have had it by now… if it wasn’t for our car needing a new Clutch for about $1,000 ... Hit us hard!
So, I have to save & SAVE more to finally get that sander!! Ever since my bad sanding experience affecting my lungs, getting over it, and having Cataract surgery in both eyes, I am VERY Gun Shy about Sanding anything!!

I’m “chicken” Big Time…

BUT, I’m getting close… I must have that sander before I proceed… I just can’t take a chance of messing up lungs & eyes… I MUST be as SAFE as I can…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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harry1

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#14 posted 12-11-2014 01:44 PM

Joe, perhaps if you leave a really polite note for Santa you may find that sander by the side of your bed!
Thanks everyone for your kind remarks.

-- Harry, Western Australia

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#15 posted 12-12-2014 01:03 AM

Thanks for the tutorial Harry!
I think I’ll make one once I’m finished with the house renovations.
Best wishes

-- Stephen, Perth Western Australia, My inspiration – the Carpenter from Nazareth!

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