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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 04-29-2015 01:05 AM 724 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2015 01:05 AM

I have been making some goblets and putting the finish on it before I part it off is no problem,,but after I part it and try to do the bottom,,lol,,that’s where the problem comes in,,i have tried using a block of wood that I turned down to slip the cup into but I just cant seem to get it tight enough,,using the chuck will work but even if you put paper around the it the chuck still bites into the wood leaving a dent,,,any suggestions on how it could be done easier and with out using the chuck,,,,thank you

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#1 posted 04-29-2015 01:35 AM

Make a ring from wood, or use a piece of PVC pipe – with the inside diameter just a bit larger than the OD of the cup. Cut the ring, slip it over the cup, then clamp it in your chuck. The cut will close up and grip the cup, leaving no marks. Almost like a home made collet.

Failing that, go vacuum. :-)

-- Grant Wilkinson, Ottawa ON

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#2 posted 04-29-2015 01:45 AM

now that is a smart idea and I will try it,,thank you

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