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Forum topic by Seer posted 09-01-2010 07:07 PM 737 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2010 07:07 PM

I bought a 4 jaw independant lathe chuck and since I have never used one is there a simple method to center anything on it? I have a good eye for centering but would like to know others views on it.
Jerry

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 07:39 PM

I believe those are normally used on a machinist’s lathe not a wood working lathe. Every Woodworking lathe chuck I have seen have jaws that move together NOT independently..

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#2 posted 09-01-2010 09:16 PM

These can be used when the materials are not equal I have been told. Some turners have both and it is working ok for me till I get enough to buy a npva or something like that. Plus I got it new at Rockler for $2.48 and the adapeter for $7.00 and it works so the price was right. lol

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 09:19 PM

It’s hard to argue with the price thats for sure. Maybe someone who has used both types will be able to chime in…

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#4 posted 09-01-2010 11:03 PM

I use one on a metal lathe and they are not easy to set up at all, I use a dial indicator on my tool post. Knowing how far one of the jaws move everytime you turn the chuck key can be of some assistance.

-- Ray

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