|Project by Paul Jenkins||posted 05-09-2015 09:37 AM||1959 views||11 times favorited||7 comments|
I’ve made one or two bowls where its only been after the fact I’ve realised I can’t finish the bottom because my cole jaws aren’t large enough, so it was time to build a longworth chuck!
Longworth hardware ‘kit’ + phenolic resin coated plywood + 4” faceplate. Much cheaper than the several hundred needed for the same size.
Lesson learnt: don’t think “good enough” is good enough when it comes to accurately marking out. I should have found my dang good compass and used that rather than the awful stanley one. Cumulative errors added up to me needing to use M6 bolts instead of the supplied 1/4” bolts for it to slide easily.