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Project by saksman posted 1657 days ago 6462 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just got done making a Longworth Chuck.

I used the information I got from Wood Turning Online

I used 3/4” MDF and 1/2” plywood. The stops are made out of some rubber stoppers for chair legs that I inserted 5/8” dowel and then drilled a 1/4” hole for the hardware.

This was fun to do the big trick is making sure you take your time in the layout of for the arcs because if you don’t get these right it wont work.

This one will only take up to a 6” bowl but I am limited on size due to I have a Jet 1024 lathe. The disks are 9” in diameter.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.





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lew

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#1 posted 1657 days ago

Really Neat!!

I used the same type of rubber feet for mine. too. However, I just learned that our town has a wine/beer making supply store so I am going to see if they have any tapered rubber stoppers. I think if this type of stopper is used, they will expand slightly when tightened and hold even more securely.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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deeman

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#2 posted 1657 days ago

Great Idea Did you design it yourself or did you find plans

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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saksman

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#3 posted 1657 days ago

I followed the plans in 3 different articles I found on Wood Turning Online the articles where really good and had step by step instructions. The important ones are on the layout for the arcs. If you don’t take your time and get it right the chuck wont work. If you have problems finding the articles I have them and can Email them to whom ever wants them.

-- The ability to learn is innate, not the desire.

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Mlke

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#4 posted 1643 days ago

why not just make the arcs straight in and out? like a +

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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revieck

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#5 posted 1643 days ago

When I made 15in. cole jaws for my Jet 1236 lathe, I used toilet seat bumpers.

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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