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Posted on Can't figure out how to finish lid without cole jaws

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#1 posted 10-18-2015 06:14 PM

I would use some type of jam/friction chuck and hold it in place with the tailstock. Can be as simple as a wooden faceplate with some PSA sandpaper attached. Getting it centered can be a PITA, but it can be done.


PS: In the future, you may want to alter your technique a bit and turn the inside of the lid first, part it off, and then do the body. You can friction fit the lid on the box to turn the outside of the lid much easier than trying to do it the way you are. The only drawback is that the grain orientation will be in the opposite direction on the lid, which in many cases, is not a problem:

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