|Forum topic by nick85||posted 04-01-2012 11:47 PM||5295 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-01-2012 11:47 PM
HI guys. I just recently pulled an old lathe out of my dad’s shed that was gathering dust and dirt dobber nests, and decided to try my hand at woodturning. It didn’t have a faceplate or chuck to hold items, so I made a 6-peg Longworth chuck. Then I thought of this secondary faceplate with straight slots and jaws, rather than rubber pegs. The jaws use a threaded rod and wingnut for tightening at the center end of each jaw, and a short dowel that keeps the jaw straight on the outside end.
I couldn’t find anything like it online, but was wondering if anyone out the had come up with something similar, and if so, how well does it work? This is just a quick design on the computer, before building it today. I assume it works on the same principle as a store bought chuck, but I can’t afford one of those right now… =S
(apologies for the size, only on 2nd cup of coffee)
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