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Nubsnstubs

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09-28-2014 01:52 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe chuck plate use

Hey folks, I uploaded a 19 minute video to youtube. It was uploaded because I started this form sometime last year. I thought I had the tenon sized for my chuck, but the vid shows differently. Since I video every thing I do on the lathe, I thought this might be a good video to showcase my Chuck Plate. I’m definately not showing off my skills as I don’t have any…
The link is below, and if you do decide to watch it, please comment. It’ll only take 19 minutes out of your lives, and maybe any of us might be able to pick up a tip or two, or maybe you guys could give me a couple pointers also…. Jerry (in Tucson)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvPjOEZRVgo&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

-- Jerry (in Tucson)


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Ron Ford

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 07:52 PM

I have one of Jerry’s Chuck Plates and it is a wonderful tool! It really gives you options you just don’t have with more conventional chucks and other holding devices.

Contact Jerry directly for more information. You’ll see how useful this can be!

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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Nubsnstubs

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 11:05 PM

I’m thinking I should have offered pop corn and a drink with this video. I’m looking for feedback, positive or negative. Anything
Thanks Ron, for your compliment on the Chuck Plate. .............. Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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Wildwood

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#3 posted 10-01-2014 11:34 AM

Jerry, hated the video and yes watching it was painful for me. You have the perfect piece of wood to demonstrate your chuck plate capabilities.

Your presentation just not organized took seven minutes to turn that tenon. You never touched upon safety & design option chuck plate offers woodturners. I see many great features. Fumbled & mumbled through making adjustments on the lathe, can we make adjustments off lathe? Can, I whack that bad boy with a mallet to seat some points off lathe than adjust for perfect hold on lathe?

We seen that chuck plate excels holding in uneven blanks how about blanks with even surface?

If at that presentation would have quietly stood up and walked out.

-- Bill

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Nubsnstubs

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#4 posted 10-01-2014 03:56 PM


Jerry, hated the video and yes watching it was painful for me. You have the perfect piece of wood to demonstrate your chuck plate capabilities.

Your presentation just not organized took seven minutes to turn that tenon. You never touched upon safety & design option chuck plate offers woodturners. I see many great features. Fumbled & mumbled through making adjustments on the lathe, can we make adjustments off lathe? Can, I whack that bad boy with a mallet to seat some points off lathe than adjust for perfect hold on lathe?

We seen that chuck plate excels holding in uneven blanks how about blanks with even surface?

If at that presentation would have quietly stood up and walked out.

- Wildwood

Well Bill, thank you for your honest comments. It means a lot. It sounds like you watched the whole thing. Send me your private email with your home address in it and I’ll send you a bag of Orville’s popcorn. I’m serious.

Those 19 minutes was part of a 2 hour 24 minute video of the whole process on turning that form. You’re lucky I didn’t try to post the whole thing.

If I didn’t blabber so much, maybe my videos would be more interesting. The mumbling is most likely the dust mask muffling my speech. That and earplugs are the only 2 safety practices that I absolutely adhere to. Fumbling is just something I seem to do a lot more of at my age.
If I could edit videos, I might, but I also believe that a real time or full time vid does not hide problems that I might have encountered. Edited videos hide a lot of issues, and may not be truthful in it’s presentation. Therefore, unfortunately, my videos are full time with all my rambling, mumbling and unorganizational skills.

If I could find someone to help with editing and filming, my videos might look more professional and palatable.

Thank you again, and send me your home address to gmwoodworking78@msn.com …..... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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gwilki

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#5 posted 10-01-2014 07:31 PM

Jerry: I don’t believe that this video does a good job of showcasing your chuck plate. The plate looks good, but I was left with more questions than the video answered; notably how to get one. :-)

However, you didn’t mention if the plate would only work on dovetail jaws, or if it was good for straight jaws. Your demo of the pointed screws was almost completely hidden by the piece itself so, while it is reasonably clear what the points do, it was not really sold in the video.

Please take these comments as trying to provide constructive criticism – coming from someone who has never made a video in his life.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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Nubsnstubs

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#6 posted 10-02-2014 04:53 PM

Grant, your’s and Bill’s critique helps me later and I took no offense from either of you.

Since my movie making abilities got critiqued, I’m not going to post any more until I get proffessional help. hehe

If you want more information, send me your personal email to gmwoodworking78@msn.com and ask your questions.I will reply with better pictures, and even tell you how to get one if you want one.

As stated in one of the above replies by me, this video is 2 edits from a 2 hour 24 minute video. I was going to use my other invention, had it set up, then realized it’s not supposed to be made public until my Patent Attorney tells me to. So, I did manage to remove that portion.
Since I don’t work off a script, there are a bunch of strange things I might say or do or not say or do. That is the reason I have almost 931 gigabytes of video I’ve recorded.
The Chuck Plate will fit any chuck as long as the jaws have a 2 1/4” capacity. It does not need a death grip hold on it as you will be working between centers only. It’s not designed to hold anything without the tailstock in place.
The screws are 1/4 -28×1 1/2” long, with a 34° point. Choose any surface you like to work with, and adjust the screws until they make contact with the surface. All screws need not make contact, as long as at least 3 opposing each other make contact. It’s always nice to have the center screw make a dimple, but not necessary. Tighten the tailstock as you would normally do and create a tenon, or even a recess, and rough out your form. Remove the Chuck Plate, mount the recently shaped form into the chuck, and then finish turning it.

The pictures below showone piece of wood mounted, the Chuck Plate, and one hollow form I did recently. Without the Chuck Plate, I don’t think I would be able to turn those types of HF’s, but some of you might ask, “Why would you?”

I also use it to remove the tenons when I get done with my stuff….. Jerry (in Tucson)



-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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gwilki

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#7 posted 10-02-2014 07:02 PM

Tks, Jerry. I sent an email.

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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hairy

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#8 posted 10-02-2014 07:11 PM

I watched your video. Are you selling these ? I haven’t seen anything on your video or your homepage here about buying it.

I probably wouldn’t use it a lot, but I can see that it could be very useful at times. I wish I had the money I spent on tools that get very little use, I’d go out and buy more.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Nubsnstubs

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#9 posted 10-02-2014 09:56 PM


I watched your video. Are you selling these ? I haven t seen anything on your video or your homepage here about buying it. I probably wouldn t use it a lot, but I can see that it could be very useful at times. I wish I had the money I spent on tools that get very little use, I d go out and buy more.

- hairy

Hairy??
I am but if you contact me through gmwoodworking78@msn.com , I’ll answer your questions there. Since I am the maker of this, I’m pretty biased, but after it gets used once or twice, you would probably start using it for almost every turning you start except small spindles under 1 1/2” OD.

I’ll say again on the video, it was part of a 2 hour 24 minute video. I wasn’t trying to sell it off the vid, but thought it would be good to show how I turned something a year ago, and was able to remount it to make it fit my jaws. Rarely if ever on any of my videos, 931 gigabytes worth, do I say anything about a way of contacting me. I guess I should indicate that by editing this video with contact information…........ Thanks for watching it, Hairy.
I still owe Bill some popcorn if he’ll give me place to send it to….... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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Wildwood

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#10 posted 10-04-2014 11:44 AM

Jerry no thanks on the popcorn have eliminated any food products with coconut oil & salt in my diet.

Might consider adding 1” x 8 TPI & 1 ¼” x 8 TPI versions of your chuck plate later.

Good luck with sales.

-- Bill

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Nubsnstubs

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#11 posted 10-04-2014 02:36 PM


Jerry Might consider adding 1” x 8 TPI & 1 ¼” x 8 TPI versions of your chuck plate later.
Good luck with sales.
- Wildwood

Bill, too bad about the popcorn. I guess if you want to watch that girlish figure of yours, you gotta keep that kind of stuff from your diet. ;-) Personally, I don’t eat it as I don’t like the little kernal husks things getting in my teeth.

Send me your personal email to gmwoodworking78@msn.com

If I did the 1” x 8 and 1 1/4” x 8 tapped spindle holes, all I would have is another face plate with a bunch of screws in it. I’m calling my design a “Chuck Plate” because the chuck does not need to come off for different turning conditions. The design allows the chuck to stay in place all through the whole process from the very start until you remove a totally finished piece if you do things that way… I suppose if you don’t have a chuck, then my Chuck Plate wouldn’t work…...

I’m going to do my first CA finished piece today between centers and will let you all know how it worked out….......... Jerry

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#12 posted 10-04-2014 03:53 PM

I m going to do my first CA finished piece today between centers and will let you all know how it worked out….......... Jerry

Jerry—Looking forward to seeing that … I did a CA-finished bowl about a year ago:
Click for details
... I would be interested in the steps you follow on yours.

-- 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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Nubsnstubs

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#13 posted 07-11-2016 03:18 AM

I’m going to re-post this as someone pm’d me asking what a Chuck Plate was. Those of you who actually watched the video almost 2 years ago, “Warning!” It hasn’t changed. .............. Jerry (in Tucson)


I m going to do my first CA finished piece today between centers and will let you all know how it worked out.

Jerry—Looking forward to seeing that … I did a CA-finished bowl about a year ago:
Click for details
... I would be interested in the steps you follow on yours.

- TheDane

Gerry, did I ever get back on that? CRS has struck, and it ain’t pretty. I actually thought I was gonna die after finishing that piece with CA. I constantly coughed for almost a couple weeks. CA is deadly stuff. ............... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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TheDane

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#14 posted 07-11-2016 02:01 PM

CRS has struck, and it ain’t pretty.

No kidding! I Can’t Remember S#!t either! I have pretty much given up on CA … the smell is awful, and I don’t get consistent results.

-- 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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#15 posted 07-12-2016 08:26 PM

Although the video is not of “4 star” quality and lacked the points (better showcasing the plate) some people criticized you for and I feel you attempted to use a clip made for some other reason, (self improvement?) out of context from what it is titled. I do know the difficulty of producing a one time event where there are NO opportunities for retakes. I spent 23 years in the Audio/visual production field and have had many occasions of failure that required more than one time retakes as a normal occurrence. The video should have been reedited for this presentation to demonstrate the plate and some of it’s accomplishments. Once it (the project) was rechucked and recentered there was little to be gained by continuing. Granted, you did apologize for and stated the obvious lack of video editing software. A disclaimer of the actual time stamps pertinent to the subject would have sufficed in lieu of reediting and informed the viewers of the vital portions to view..
Your video did demonstrate the failure of the rechucking and recentering process to solve the warping and movement of the burl. I have made the resolve to NEVER remove a project from the chuck before I am completely done. Hence, I have acquired several extra chucks and they remain in position even though removed from the spindle.
In conclusion, I see no advantage of the “chuck plate” over a face plate. Secondly, please take this as positive, right or wrong, you are “doing something” rather than just following the herd.

-- "Now we are getting no where, thanks to me"

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