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Forum topic by Cole Tallerman posted 04-09-2013 01:44 AM 766 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cole Tallerman

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04-09-2013 01:44 AM

Just received a delta midi lathe and i’m looking for some used or cheap turning tools and chucks. Can anyone direct me towards some good deals on chucks and tools? Also, if you have anything your looking to sell im into that as well.

Thanks!


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Cole Tallerman

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 03:21 AM

bump

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TheDane

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 02:13 PM

Used tools: Your local CraigsList

Cheap tools: Nearest Harbor Freight store

Decent tools for the money: Penn State Industries – http://www.pennstateind.com

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Bill White

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 02:16 PM

I have the Grizzly clone of the VicMark chuck. 4 jaw, self centering, jaws taper inside and out. It is available with various thread configurations. Have found it to be a very worthy addition to my lathe.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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coachmancuso

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 02:23 PM

where did you buy that chuck. That sounds like one I could use

-- Coach Mancuso

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mikema

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 02:39 PM

For your gouges, I HIGHLY recommend Thompson Lathe Tools. I have a couple myself, and they are great. The tools themselves come unhandled, though he also sells handles for them. This gives you the option to turn your own handle (this is what I did).

http://thompsonlathetools.com/

Also, as you search, look into sharpening systems. I also recommend the wolverine jig sold made by Oneway.

http://oneway.ca/

-- Mike ---- Visit my woodworking blog: http://sawdustnewbie.com

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Rick M.

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 08:35 PM

“Cheap”, “lathe tool” and “lathe chuck” are rarely all used in the same sentence. Your best bet for “cheap” is an estate sale. There are inexpensive chucks out there but read reviews carefully, you don’t want to be eating a chunk of wood.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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mikema

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 08:54 PM

Nova came out with a chuck specifically for MIDI lathes a few months ago. http://teknatool.com/products/Chucks/Midi/Nova_Midi_Chuck.htm

To be honest, I would spend the extra money and go with the G3. The bigger chuck does come in handy when turning heavy and off balance turnings. Nova does sell these reconditioned for a little less than new.
http://www.novatoolsusa.com/RECONDITIONED-NOVA-G3-Wood-Turning-Chuck-48202-R.htm

-- Mike ---- Visit my woodworking blog: http://sawdustnewbie.com

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Dakkar

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#8 posted 04-09-2013 09:36 PM

The old saying is that a cheap tool actually costs more because you’ll end up having to buy a good one after the cheap one fails. While I don’t think this is necessarily true, it probably is for lathe tools. A lathe moves at high speed and faulty tools can be annoying at the least and downright dangerous at the worst. You’ll probably do yourself a big favor to save up for high quality lathe tools. Invest in some good sharpening equipment, too. Lathe tools must be sharp.

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Jimbo4

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#9 posted 04-10-2013 03:57 PM

www.woodturnerscatalog.com or www.pennstateind.com

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mpax356

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#10 posted 04-11-2013 02:07 PM

You can often get refurbished chucks from Teknatool at a significant discount here http://www.novatoolsusa.com/Reconditioned-Products_c10.htm
Teknatools are first tier chucks compared to say an Apprentice, Wood River, Barricuda etc. Teknatool often has promotional sales on their chucks at Woodcraft and on Amazon.

If you are really on a budget, you might learn to use your faceplate. Not much you can’t turn without a chuck if you learn how. Just not as convenient. Learning how to turn a box or bowl without a chuck can make you a more skilled and versatile turner.

-- MPax, Atlanta

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Bill White

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#11 posted 04-11-2013 02:20 PM

“where did you buy that chuck.”

It is a Grizzly 3 3/4”. Page 141 in the new catalog. Be sure to determine what thread size and tpi your lathe spindle needs.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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jordanp

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#12 posted 04-11-2013 02:46 PM

I Second Rick M,
I don’t have much lathe experience but since i purchased an old lathe i have been doing a bit of research.

Only reason mine isn’t setup and running is because i’m saving for a higher end chuck and set of turning knives.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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Kreegan

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#13 posted 04-11-2013 02:53 PM

Check out your local Craigslist and look for people selling lathes. Ping them and see if they’re selling anything else. Sometimes they’re getting rid of all their stuff, but plan to sell things like chisels and chucks on ebay. So you might get a deal that way.

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 04-11-2013 03:09 PM

Here is a great price on the Delta 46-461 Reversible Chuck. I bought mine at the same time I picked up the Delta lathe in January and just love it! As far as my limited experience goes, I can NOT see doing without this thing, as ‘must-have’ in my book.

$129.99 w/free shipping
http://www.amazon.com/Delta-Industrial-46-461-Reversible-Woodturning/dp/B0034HNVUC

Also as Gerry said above Penn State Industries for good tools for a great price.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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TheDane

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 03:12 PM

+1 on HorizontalMike’s recommendation. I ordered one of these about a month ago and couldn’t be happier.

I also have a PSI ‘Utility Chuck’ ... between the two, I’m not swapping out jaws so often.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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