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Forum topic by Justinthyme posted 06-26-2016 05:58 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-26-2016 05:58 PM

I bought my lathe from Craigslist and it came with this 4 jaw chuck. I found yet another guy selling some chuck jaws on Craigslist, but his Nova brand jaws wouldnt properly seat on my chuck. I cant seem to find a brand name on the chuck. There is a logo below one of the jaws that looks like an “A” but google hasnt beenable to help. Please let me know if you have any ideas as to the brand of chuck. Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-26-2016 06:56 PM

Could it be this one?

https://www.pennstateind.com/store/CMG3C.html

-- Bill

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#2 posted 06-26-2016 07:51 PM

I dont think thats the same one. Mine has a toothed ring on the back that you use a chuck key with, similar to a standard drill chuck.

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#3 posted 06-26-2016 07:59 PM

It looks very similar to the older Nova Chucks I’m currently selling. The ones I’ve got don’t have that logo etched on the body though.

Edit: Just read the part about the toothed ring. Nova chucks don’t use those but instead, use a couple steel dowels inserted into matching holes to loosen/tighten the jaws.

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 11:50 PM

Maybe if you tell us the brand of lathe we can help narrow down the make. Can you post a shot of the chuck from the side?

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#5 posted 06-27-2016 12:07 AM

Its a small Jet lathe and i am in the San Fracisco Bay Area. Ill try to take another photo this evening. Thanks.

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#6 posted 06-27-2016 12:16 PM

When mention chuck wrench looks like a drill chuck key immediately think of Oneway Talon or Stronghold but those chucks have a hole in chuck body for the wrench. So doubt you have either also threaded insert is different;

Drill chuck key:
http://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/06431654

Oneway:
http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=packard&Category_Code=lathes-acc-fourjaw-1ow-talon

Also Penn State has 2 similar chucks:
https://www.pennstateind.com/store/CSC3000C.html

You can see just like Oneway have a hole in chuck body for the wrench.
What we are not seeing pictured is the chuck body and style of chuck wrench! There are several styles or types of chuck wrenches.

At one time only had four major chuck makers and could identify which brand you have. Today have a proliferation of people selling wood lathe scroll chucks.

http://www.thewoodturningstore.com/products/Hurricane-HTC100-4-Woodturning-Chuck-Dovetail-Jaws-with-Insert-62.html?cPath=5_7

Easiest thing to do is call former owner and asking for brand name! You want jaw sets from that manufacturer!

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#7 posted 06-27-2016 01:03 PM

Looking at the back view (where you can see the teeth for the key to adjust) I’m wondering if maybe there was at once time a “cup-like” back that covered the whole thing. Would have had a hole (or several) for the chuck key to be inserted into, and likely would have been where the manufacturers mark or name would have been engraved.

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#8 posted 06-27-2016 04:32 PM



Looking at the back view (where you can see the teeth for the key to adjust) I m wondering if maybe there was at once time a “cup-like” back that covered the whole thing. Would have had a hole (or several) for the chuck key to be inserted into, and likely would have been where the manufacturers mark or name would have been engraved.

- JoeinGa

I agree. Looks like its missing the back half.
There is what looks like a logo on the front, but I cannot id it.

-- John

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#9 posted 06-27-2016 09:57 PM

After seeing the pic yesterday, out of curiosity I spent an hour looking at pics trying to figure out what chuck he has. It does look like its missing the main body.

-- mrg

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#10 posted 06-28-2016 04:00 AM

Picture of the back is blurry and small but I agree with Joe and others that it looks like it’s missing parts. I’ve posted a bunch of good deals on lathe chucks in the hot deals thread, many of them are still available. Start at the bottom and scroll up.

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#11 posted 06-29-2016 10:23 AM

Just my 2-cents would shop around for best price including shipping for Nova G3 chuck and be done with it. You can mess around E-Bay and kiss a lot of frogs before find a prince of a deal.

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Product_Code=113103R&Category_Code=chuck-fourjaw-nova-ng3

Here is more info on that chuck & jaw set compatibility:

http://www.teknatool.com/products/Chucks/G3/Nova_G3_Chuck.htm

Only downside to one showing is cannot upgrade to different threaded insert but can buy a spindle adapter if buy a bigger lathe. Think read here one turner did just that.

-- Bill

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#12 posted 06-29-2016 12:46 PM

Only downside to one showing is cannot upgrade to different threaded insert but can buy a spindle adapter if buy a bigger lathe. Think read here one turner did just that.

That’s what I did … when I got a bigger lathe, I bought spindle adapter so I could use my Nova G3’s on the new lathe.

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#13 posted 06-30-2016 02:22 AM

Like Gerry says . . . For any chuck that is direct threaded, i.e., 1×8 , a spindle adapter would be required for attachment to a larger lathe.

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