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Forum topic by kmetzger posted 280 days ago 467 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kmetzger

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280 days ago

I’m looking to buy a chuck for our woodworking school’s Jet 1442VS lathe with a 10” swing.
At this school for kids and teens in Mexico, they will be turning small bowls in addition to spindle work.
Do you think the Nova Precision would be a good choice?

http://www.teknatool.com/products/chucks/Midi/Nova_Midi_Chuck.htm

Your ideas will be appreciated.

Kim

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25


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lew

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#1 posted 280 days ago

I have been using it for several years. Works great for me. Some folks don’t care for the two post tightening system but its never been a problem.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 280 days ago

my barracuda chuck uses the same tightening system. I don’t mind it at all, but in a school environment it might pose a problem unless the two “wrench” pieces were on bungee cord or something so that they couldn’t be left in the chuck under any circumstance.

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Jimbo4

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#3 posted 280 days ago

The Nova Precision would be perfect for your application.

-- BELT SANDER: Used for making rectangular gouges in wood.

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kmetzger

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#4 posted 280 days ago

Thanks, folks. I just bought one. We’ve been experimenting with attaching the blank to a waste block with hot glue to shape the bowl and hollow it out and then turning the waste block down for a friction fit over the hollowed bowl in order to shape the base. But I think the chuck will find lots of use.

-- Kim, Ajijic, Mexico, http://tinyurl.com/7w5fm25

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 280 days ago

I really like these from Lee Valley
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=69092&cat=1,330,69091,69183

Then for the best bang for the buck is from Craftsupplies
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p/5/-/23/100/-/4399/Apprentice-Mini-4-Jaw-Chuck?term=chuck

I have the Penn State Ind chuck, however, knowing now what I do I would not buy this at all due to price and attachments and how it operates.
http://www.pennstateind.com/store/CSC3000CTN.html?concept=1

Arlin

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