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lumberlumberjockAndy

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06-10-2016 12:59 PM

I just purchased a floor model lathe from hf and i’m new to turning.Were can i order a chuck and what is the best chuck for bowls.


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bbasiaga

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#1 posted 06-10-2016 01:30 PM

Find the owner’s manual and see what the taper and thread is for your head and tail stock. Then you can buy any accessories that match that from the usual sources (woodcraft, peachtree, rockler, Lee Valley etc).

I am not a big turner so I will leave it to others to say what chucks etc are best.

Brian

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WhyMe

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#2 posted 06-10-2016 02:03 PM

I get lathe accessories from here….

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/CUG3418CCX.html

I have this chuck and it’s a good economy valued chuck. Except I see it’s out of stock.

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#3 posted 06-10-2016 02:13 PM

I have seen good deals on Craigslist. You can also use a face plate to turn bowls. Face plates are much cheaper.

-- Julian

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thechipcarver

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#4 posted 06-10-2016 02:13 PM

If it’s the lathe I’m thinking of, I had one years ago. The only place I found a chuck was at www.pennstateind.com. Here is the link to the chuck I bought.
https://www.pennstateind.com/store/CUG3418CCX.html

Just double check the taper and threads. It is a very popular chuck, I liked it.

-- While teaching a class, a gentlemen once asked me: "When chip carving an intricate design, what do you do when you are almost finished and the wood breaks off?" I replied "Cover the kids ears."

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TheFridge

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#5 posted 06-10-2016 02:21 PM

If it’s the 200$+ unit it has a 1” X 8 tpi and MT2 taper

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sawdust703

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#6 posted 06-10-2016 03:09 PM

Depending on which lathe you have, you can get chucks from grizzly, too. At a reasonable price.

-- Sawdust703

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