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Bobbeh27

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07-18-2017 10:29 PM

I am a newbie at wood turning. I’m wondering what I need for a Spindel chuck to make bowls. I have all the right tools, just wondering about a 4 jaw chuck? Not sure on what exactly I need to make bowls. If someone could help me, that would be great. Thank you.


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#1 posted 07-18-2017 10:45 PM

I turned for years without a chuck – bowls, boxes, spindles, handles, knobs, rotors and all kinds of other stuff (see here and here for ideas/examples). So you don’t absolutely need to have one to do some great work. Once I got my PM45, and after being berated by several members here, I finally broke down and got one. After looking at tons of options, I went with the Barracuda as it seems to be the best bang for the buck given the number of jaws included.

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 07-19-2017 12:41 PM

It depends on what size your lathe is and what size bowls you want to do. Any chuck will most likely work. You also need to consider if you change lathes, will they fit the new spindle. I have the Barracuda 2, Barracuda 4, HTC125, Nove G3, and two SuperNova 2’s. The G3 and Barracuda 2 I use on my midi lathe. The Barracuda 4 has Cole jaws on it for my larger lathe. I also use the SuperNova”s on the larger lathe (one has 50mm jaws and one has 70mm jaws. I use the HTC 125 for larger bowls. The Barracuda”s are good chucks, however I prefer the Nova”s and HTC 125 because of the chuck key design. Vecmark and Oneway art excellent chucks, but I don’t own any mainly because of cost.

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#3 posted 07-19-2017 01:05 PM

I have a 37 inch mastercraft lathe, I bought it a few weeks ago. It was a couple years old. Works great. What sort of chuck would be great for that?

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#4 posted 07-19-2017 01:34 PM

The 37 inch is the max length. What is important is the throw or diameter. Pulled up a pic and it is probably 12” diameter. I do not know your spindle size, probably 1X8 or 3/4X16. Then Nova G3 comes direct threaded or insert type. The insert type can be used with any lathe, the direct threaded on fits a 1X8 spindle. The G3 will handle anything your lathe can.
Here is a video that covers most all holding methods if you wish to learn the terminology and potential methods.
Long…. about 1.5 hours.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUXil-5dEeo

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#5 posted 07-19-2017 01:38 PM

I’ve got a Supernova and a G2 and just got a Barracuda and so far, I am really liking the Barracuda. It was a little cheaper than the others and came with a nice case and several sets of jaws.

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#6 posted 07-19-2017 04:25 PM

Barracuda 2 & 4 are the best value, have both and use the various jaw sets depending on the job. Chucks arent necessary, but they usually make things easier and faster.

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#7 posted 07-19-2017 04:45 PM

The g3 seems I interesting, thanks!

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 07:50 PM



I turned for years without a chuck – bowls, boxes, spindles, handles, knobs, rotors and all kinds of other stuff (see here and here for ideas/examples). So you don t absolutely need to have one to do some great work. Once I got my PM45, and after being berated by several members here, I finally broke down and got one. After looking at tons of options, I went with the Barracuda as it seems to be the best bang for the buck given the number of jaws included.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


What?????.............. Jerry (in Tucson)

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MrUnix

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 08:12 PM

What?????.............. Jerry (in Tucson)
- Nubsnstubs

I didn’t mention any names :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 10:54 PM

I have a Oneway stronghold and tanlon chucks as well as penn state industries economy chuck. I love the Oneway chucks. The stronghold is for the larger lathe at the club and the talon is for my 12” Rikon at home.

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