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#1 posted 07-10-2015 02:52 PM

DD, I always turn my tenons to fit the largest size that my chuck will allow. When the piece dries, I usually remount it with the tenon in the chuck and true up the rim of the form unless it’s a natural edge* (see the dot below my signature. don’t ask). After the tenon is trued, I then use a jam, friction, plug, or rim chuck to mount the face onto, then true up the tenon and outside. I have a tool that allows me to do this without needing a live center to hold the form in place. After truing the outside, it’s remounted into the chuck to finish the inside.

When I’m ready to remove the tenon, I use the same jam, friction, plug, or rim chuck and my tool to hold the form centered.

About 95% of the wood I use is Mesquite. It doesn’t move very much, so sometimes I just remount it and do my turning to completion.

If you had Cole Jaws or Longworth Chuck, you could do the same as above without the tool that I use…....... Jerry (in Tucson)

  • (a natural requires the use of a plug chuck)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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