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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 02-28-2015 09:35 PM 660 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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3285jeff

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02-28-2015 09:35 PM

well I bought me a chuck and it came with about 3 sets of jaws including a small set of cole jaws,,after using it and it does do a good job,,,lol,,but I have found out that the changing of jaws is a pain,,not that it takes that long or is hard to do,,i guess it might just be me being lazy,,lol,,but I have read that others seem to have more than one chuck,,and I assume this might be the reason,,i have been looking at the longworth chuck for finishing bowl bottoms,,,but actually you could buy a utility chuck with larger cole jaws cheaper than the longworth,,,any comments would be helpfull,,,


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Wildwood

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#1 posted 02-28-2015 10:07 PM

You can make a simple donut chuck, or have a look at various jam chucks.

Donut chuck;
http://www.woodturningonline.com/assets/turning_articles/DoughnutChuck.pdf

For more info take a look;
http://www.woodturningonline.com/Turning/Turning_articles.php?catid=9

-- Bill

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LeeMills

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#2 posted 03-01-2015 03:16 AM

I agree with Bill, I would make a donut chuck.
I have not made one just because friction is so easy. I do have seven Nova chucks.

If you have not watched them, I suggest the three videos on chucks/tenons/recesses by Stuart Batty.
There are 34 videos total but the ones on chucks, etc are easy to identify.

https://vimeo.com/woodturning/videos/sort:alphabetical/format:thumbnail

Have fun and be safe.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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Nubsnstubs

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#3 posted 03-01-2015 02:18 PM

Jeff, you need one of these for removing tenons and nubs. I invented it 2 years ago, and have done about 120 forms of all configurations with 98% success. The 3 failures I had were when I first invented in and was in the learning curve.
It’s used with friction plates, jamb chucks and plugs. It would absolutely secure any forms when used with Longworth chuck, Cole jaws, and even vaccum chucks. Nothing like having added security knowing that the failure you might have will be your own and not the tool…......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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