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Forum topic by Tom Godfrey posted 06-19-2012 02:26 AM 2365 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tom Godfrey

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06-19-2012 02:26 AM

Topic tags/keywords: chuck lathe tool rockwell delta

Looking for a chuck for a Delta Rockwell lathe model # 46-525. It has a one inch thread with eight teeth per inch. This could be a used or new chuck. I don’t mind cleaning up one provided it will work. A little WD 40 does wonders in some cases.
Hoping someone has one they no longer need or someone that has purchased a bigger or better one for their lathe.
At the present time I am having to use a 6 inch face plate. It really limits me as to what I can do with my lathe. I am sure others may know how to make a face plate work for them and if so wouldn’t mind any helpful hints.
Haven’t been doing turning work but for a short period of time and find I get more enjoyment from wood turning than any thing else wood work. Take a piece of wood blank and make a piece of art or that’s the way I see it. Thanks for taking your time to read this and if anyone can help me please let me know. Not looking for free but looking for a decent price. I don’t like what Ebay has to offer and sure don’t like their prices.
Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow and a great week.
Feel free to call if you have something you thing I can use.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#1 posted 06-19-2012 08:00 PM

Look up Nova chucks, they have inserts available to fit almost any lathe. I have a Rikon with 1’ by 8tpi and my Nova works great. You can find them new with 4 sets of jaws for 135 and there are used ones out there even cheaper.

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#2 posted 06-20-2012 12:56 AM

thanks for the info. Will check those out.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#3 posted 06-20-2012 01:37 AM

Check out They have decent prices on chucks.

-- mrg

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#4 posted 06-20-2012 01:55 AM

have you checked this one out .

I own 4 of them my self and the club has a few more.

two other sets of jaws are available, and they take vicmark jaws.


-- woodturners keep things spinning.

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#5 posted 06-20-2012 03:05 AM

Oneway chucks are awesome.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 06-20-2012 10:55 AM

thanks to all of you that have responded to my post. Last night I ordered a precision mini nova chuck and just hope, finger crossed, that I made the right decision based on what work I do or plan to do in the future. Will let you know how it turns out and hope to be posting some pictures of some of that work later on this year.
Hope everyone has a great day and things go well for you and family.
Keep Christ in your life and if you do then I know for a fact you will be happy.
Mr. Tom

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#7 posted 06-20-2012 11:25 AM

The Pinnicle chucks at WoodCraft are a good low-priced option.

-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 05:47 PM

Wanted to let everyone know I got my nova precision midi chuck yesterday evening. Haven’t had a change to put it to use yet. Always something to do and most of the time its for someone other than myself, but don’t mind helping those that don’t know how to do things are cant do things.
Some times I pick up a few bucks and then again other times it free.
Back to chuck. I open the box, everything was there and happy.. Cleaned it like someone had suggested I do. Things still going okay. Installed it on my lathe, looks good and still happy. Start putting on the 4 extra jaws that came with the chuck. Here where things go all to heck. Drop box!!!!!!!!!!!There are 8 small screws and I have 4 that is laying someone in my shop in all the saw dust and shaving. Got out a magnet, found three right away. Yep counted again just to make sure. I have seven. Back on my hands and knees reaching, Okay found number 8. Happy once again.
Now to install the center piece that has the screw. Its gone. I have cleaned that floor, under every thing, moved things that haven’t been moved in ages and its still missing. How in the world can something like that disappear?
Looks like I will be ordering that piece but taking a break now and hope, just hope it shows up.
Have a great day. Mind isnt going that great

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#9 posted 06-22-2012 05:53 PM

I’m glad you are happy with your chuck. It is a law of physics that when dropped any item of importance will roll to the least accessible place it can lol. At least thats what happens in my shop. Woodcraft sells the skew chucks and also extra screw packs for the Nova chucks. It’s not a bad idea to keep spares of those screws around for just such occasions.

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#10 posted 06-22-2012 06:38 PM

Uhhh! Think that’s a good message to clean the shop every day?

The old curmudgeon that I worked for WAY back in the late 50s demanded that the shop be swept every evening before leaving. That habit has stayed with me all these years. Considering that I drop crap every 10 minutes, it has been a great plus in my shop. I’m just a putz, so I need all the help I can get. :)
Just rippin’ your case. Please don’t take offense.
Glad ya found most of the parts, and enjoy the chuck.


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#11 posted 06-22-2012 09:40 PM

Bill I know better than let my shop get nasty but, but, but, let me see. To busy, to much to do, to lazy. I can think of several reasons but bottom dollar is its something I should do daily. Most of the time at the end of the day I am so tired its all I can do take a bath, get something to eat and get to bed.
Going to have to start stopping early, clean up and I know I will feel better next day when its all clean before I start. Thanks for the kick in the rear end, I needed.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#12 posted 06-22-2012 09:46 PM

Bob, think I am going to really enjoy using this chuck. I can see where its going to help me a lot. If things go right I will be able to start using it, without the screw part. I have done several projects that I really needed a chuck.
As always thanks for the advice and I will check out woodcraft and get that piece ordered provided it don’t show up tomorrow.
Have a great one and hi to the lovely lady of the house

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#13 posted 12-05-2013 07:11 PM

Tom, how did the Nova chuck work for you?

I’ve just started (once so far) using an old 46-525 at the local arts & crafts center. But, they only have a 3” faceplate screw chuck and a spur drive chuck. I’ve decided that I would like to buy a Nova lathe when I move back to the States. So, I’d be willing to buy a Nova chuck or two to use on the old lathe here if I can keep them and use them on a new Nova lathe later.


-- ~Michael,

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