Looking for an old, perhaps even damaged metallic 3-4 jaw chuck for drafting project

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Forum topic by Chris posted 03-12-2013 06:22 PM 614 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2013 06:22 PM

I am looking for an old, perhaps even damaged metallic 3-4 jaw lathe chuck for an engineering drafting class project. I really need the chuck to have 9-15 parts including the screws. If the jaws are removable with screws and the jaw itself comes apart, that would be ideal. It would serve as my drafting team’s project for the end of the semester. Or if someone has any ideas regarding some mechanical part that might fit the bill, without too much complex geometry or compound angles involved, throw it this way.

Thanks, chris

-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 06:40 PM

Aw geeze man… I KNOW you dont wanna hear this, but….

Last year someone brought an old chuck to my work and asked if we might be able to re-thread a few of the holes, plus it was siezed solid like a motha’. I played with it for almost a week to no avail. I called the guy and told him “No go” and he said “That’s ok I found another, just throw it away. So I brought it home figuring I’d play with it some more.

:-( Yep, you know what’s coming next :-(

. LAST WEEK I was cleaning out my shop and threw it away in anticipation of our up-coming move.

Sorry man….

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 06:52 PM

Lord hand mercy, that is how it always it not? that’s funny.

Why is this I wonder? If we could find the answer to this mystery question we might all be wealthy. It is really weird how this phenomenon continually pans out in life. Similar to the whole “pulling a utility trailer with fragiles onboard and meeting the first approaching vehicle forcing me into the only dang pothole in 20 miles of roadway.”

I do appreciate the gesture none-the-less, thanks for the response and thought. I’ll keep looking.


-- Chris Harrell - custom callmaker "Quacky Calls" Eastern NC.

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