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Laguna1

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01-05-2016 02:38 AM

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Got a 18” lathe now I need a bigger Chuck then my nova g3, I know the good names but what’s the best for 16”-18” bowls?


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Woodmaster1

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#1 posted 01-05-2016 02:51 AM

My woodworking club has the supernova Chuck. The master woodturner in the club likes the Oneway stronghold because you do not need a dovetail tenon, just a straight tenon and it’s great holding power.

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WoodNSawdust

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#2 posted 01-05-2016 02:56 AM

Tim Yoder (woodturning with Tim Yoder TV show) endorses a dovetail tenon because provides more gripping power than a straight tenon.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 01-05-2016 03:02 AM

OneWay Stronghold and Nova Titan are both good chucks. Many prefer Vicmarc chucks but I have no experience with them.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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lew

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#4 posted 01-05-2016 04:37 AM

Check out te Easy Wood Tools chuck. It is awesome!

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#5 posted 01-05-2016 04:57 AM

The only Turner I know that turns big stuff uses the one way stronghold. He’s been using it for a long time (along with his one way 24/36 lathe). I have heard good things about the easy tools products too.
What about any specific features you need in a chuck. Any of those big chucks fit the bill?

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Wildwood

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#6 posted 01-05-2016 01:10 PM

I am guessing with proper threaded insert your G-3 chuck will work as good as anything bigger. There is no such thing as best chuck for every lathe or woodturner today! Yes some brand quality better than others but price kind of rules buying today.

Old advice for gentleman turners needing lot of different jaw sets find the best name of chuck which meets all your requirements and budget. Gentlemen turners normally buy their wood for turning verus harvesting their own.

Almost gentlemen turner harvest more than buy wood they turn and know how to use that screw that comes with chuck to turn a tenon or recess for mounting wood in chuck.

Those rowdy turners always harvest their own wood and turn between centers before mounting in chuck or on a faceplate.

So do factor in size of chuck with jaws, size & weight of wood available to you and can actually turn over lathe ways, tool rest base (banjo) safely. Then buy the chuck of your dreams!

Welcome to the forum & good luck with it!

-- Bill

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Laguna1

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#7 posted 01-05-2016 01:35 PM

Thanks for the advice. Never bought a piece of wood yet. My dad is a buyer of standing veneer timber and I am lucky to get some nice pieces from him. I think my tenons are to small for the bowl I’m turning. I have had a few come off the Chuck. I can only get about 2-3/8 tenon. Thinking I need around 3-1/2 – 4-1/2.

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LeeMills

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#8 posted 01-05-2016 02:41 PM

The Titan should be a good chuck but the SN2 should handle almost anything you throw at it.
Since you already have the G3 you already have the 50mm jaws. ToolsPlus has the SN2 bare bones $109 for the chuck and key. I would suggest the 100mm Powergrip jaws to go with it instead of the 100mm or 130mm bowl jaws.
http://www.tools-plus.com/nova-chucks.html
If you plan on really large hollow forms them maybe the Titan.

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Laguna1

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#9 posted 01-05-2016 02:46 PM

Thanks. The Internet says my g3 jaws won’t work on their sn2, they just want me to keep buying more. Thanks so much.

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#10 posted 01-05-2016 02:47 PM

I agree that you need a larger tenon for big bowls. 4” range, with a dovetail, gives you great holding power.

I recently picked up a Titan and it has made a world of difference for me over my previous chuck. I’ve turned 5-6 large green bowls since getting this chuck, and I haven’t had any problems with bowls slipping in the Titan.

I’m guessing my your user ID that you might be using this chuck on a Laguna 18|36? If that is the case, that is the same lathe that I’m using this chuck on, and I’m very pleased.

-- PaulMayer, http://www.vernswoodgoods.com

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Laguna1

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#11 posted 01-05-2016 03:03 PM

Yep, just stepped up to a nice revo 18/36. Love it. Thanks for advice.

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woodwringer

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#12 posted 01-05-2016 06:52 PM

I have a Hurricane 5” chuck that I bought about a year ago, and there are some very heavy duty dovetail jumbo jaws available that can grip a tenon up to about 7”. I have been very pleased with it. It looks like it is a copy of a Vicmarc.

-- Woodwringer

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LeeMills

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#13 posted 01-05-2016 09:00 PM



Thanks. The Internet says my g3 jaws won t work on their sn2, they just want me to keep buying more. Thanks so much.

- Laguna1


That’s strange. What internet? My G3 jaws fit my SN2, they also fit my old SN. And my old SN jaws fits the SN2 and the G3.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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Laguna1

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#14 posted 01-05-2016 11:33 PM

I’m sorry, it was woodcraft s catalog. Did look on line and did see that it does fit the other chucks.

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#15 posted 01-06-2016 04:06 AM



My woodworking club has the supernova Chuck. The master woodturner in the club likes the Oneway stronghold because you do not need a dovetail tenon, just a straight tenon and it s great holding power.

- Woodmaster1

Nice chuck but at 286.00 USD I think I am going to pass today ya know? LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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