|Project by dmann||posted 04-28-2008 03:20 AM||6597 views||31 times favorited||17 comments|
Inspired by the Straka chuck article in the AAW journal and too cheap to spring $90 for the Cole Jaws for my SuperNova chuck this is what I came up with this weekend. Actually I had already completed the ‘chuck’ part of this project and was dragging butt on doing the ‘donut’ part.
To make the chuck plate I bought a 1”x8tpi bolt from my local Ace Hardware. I made a couple of rounds of 3/4” plywood and glued everything up.
For the donut part I happened upon a multi-pack of multi-pack of 12”x12” baltic birch ply pieces from Woodcraft and couldn’t deny that it would make finishing up my 12” donut chuck a whole lot easier than wrestling with a 4×8” piece of plywood. I stopped at Lowes Hardware on the way home and got bolts and tubing.
All in all it took < $30 in parts and about 3 hours work.
-- David / Durham, NC