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DIY Chuck Holding System
By Paul Rohrbacher

Introduction

Using a scroll chuck on your wood lathe is a wonderful way to hold your turning projects. But if you decide to reverse your lathe to take advantage of right side hollowing or even something as simple as reverse sanding, things can quickly go horribly wrong if your chuck starts to loosen and unscrew. In an attempt to address this issue, several manufacturers have installed grub screws on the back of their chucks which fit into a shallow recess in the lathe spindle to help stop this problem. But if your chuck is not so equipped or you want additional support, what do you do?

 

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The project above was published in the February 2016 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:

Turning Wood Dragonflies
by David Reed Smith

Fun with Mushrooms
by John Lucas

The Pen Turner's Corner: Spheres Anyone?
by Don Ward

Attending Regional Symposia
by John Tarpley

On the Lighter Side: Chucking Chinquapin Chestnut
by Bob Heltman

Product Review:
New SC3 and SC4 Chucks from Record Power

by: Record Power