2 x 4 jam chuck

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Project by hairy posted 1566 days ago 2659 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing new, but the glue. I started with 12 scraps 2 x 4 x 7 & 1/2", and 1 2×2 x 10”. The 2×2 gives me a good way to mark center, and a hold for initial turning.

Using the 2×2 as the center, I made 5 glue ups, joining the pieces pieces on the sides.

The 5 are glued into 1 piece, keeping the 2×2 at the center.

After a trip through the band saw, it goes on the lathe to be turned into a cylinder.

The last pic is the jam chuck in use. 11 months ago I turned a piece of mulberry into a crock shaped vessel. I left it thick because it was wet wood. As it dried it became oval shaped. The jam chuck holds the piece enabling me to return the outside, and the tenon, to round again. It will now go into the Talon chuck for the rest of the work. They can also be used to clean up the bottom of a bowl.

For another piece, I will turn the jam chuck to fit the piece to be held. It’s big enough to last a while.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#1 posted 1566 days ago

Now that’s my kind of hunk of wood to turn. Something that you can sink your teeth into, so to speak. Should make a beautiful vase. Can’t wait to see it done.

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

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John Gray

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#2 posted 1566 days ago

Nice post! Please keep us informed (w/pictures too) of your progress and the finished product?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 1566 days ago

you got my vote … fun project posting

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 1566 days ago

what inventive idea. cant have to many jam chucks. nice job

-- Jeff, Missouri ,"Just because your not bleeding, dont mean your turning safely!"..............

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 1565 days ago

A very nice lathe tool!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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