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Do you use collets in your work? If you are like most woodturners, your immediate answer is probably no, but if you consider for a moment you will realize that collets are a part of the tools you probably use. If you use a router or a rotary tool then you are using collets. Even interchangeable blade craft knives use a collet to hold the knife blade. With the development of interchangeable turning tool handles, many of these handles also use collets. All these tools use collets because they provide a secure, accurate grip combined with ease of use. For these same reasons and others, woodturners should be making more use of collets in our work.
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The project above was published in the October 2015 edition of the magazine. You may purchase the entire magazine edition by clicking on the "Purchase this edition" tab below. Here is a partial list of this edition's contents:
by Mike Stafford
Segmented Bowls using Dados and Splines (cut on a table saw)
by Steve Reznek
The Pen Turner's Corner: Tube-On Clear Casting Process
by Don Ward
On the Lighter Side: Turning Sunken Timber #2
by Bob Heltman
The Art of Sanding
by Jack Morse
by: Axminister, Chucks Plus and Teknatool