|Forum topic by kmetzger||posted 07-04-2015 01:03 AM||783 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
07-04-2015 01:03 AM
I’d love to turn this candle holder but haven’t yet figured out how to chuck up the blank. It calls for mounting the blank in 7/8” recesses but the smallest pin chuck I can find is the Nova pin jaw chuck that expands into a minimum recess of one inch and would fit my only chuck, a Nova. I’ve thought of using glue blocks, first turning a tenon for the top side, drilling a one inch hole for the bottom and then working on the top. Any better ideas?
“Bore a ⅞” diameter hole about ½” deep. This hole will serve as the chucking recess for mounting the blank on the lathe and also as the hole for the candle insert. If you are confident that all the subsequent steps are going to go exactly as planned you could bore this hole ⅞” deep now, but I usually leave that until most of the turning is complete.
• Mount the blank on the lathe. I use my smallest chuck jaws (in expanded mode) to grip the piece.”
-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25