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I got that arbortek thing mini grinder. Call it a birthday present to myself. And I can't rally say why but later I ended up on the Craft Supplies web site eyeballing a set of expanded jaws for my Vicmark to hold reversed bowls and such to turn the bottom Then I was eyeballing a longworth chuck. Started thinking I should get the biggest I can fit The Limit on RPM bothered me. It's for turning the bottom of a bowl dag-nabbit I don't wanna be limited to 600 RPM and what I'm turning a smaller bowl than my capacity and it's just phenolic so if I drop it, it'll be toast. Besides I'm already using a Doughnut home made rig. So I decide that's what I'll stick with. I can center work on it just fine and I can make as many sizes as I want with almost no effort; so that's that. But then I got into the eccentric chuck. Looked at a few videos of the work you can do on it and didn't like any of it. But I got a better idea I have a wild idea. It starts with some heavy steel plate a 5" steel ball and some welding and work. I think I'll prototype it first in wood. The idea is to hold work at wild angles Maybe I can do it without the steel ball. I do like the idea of the steel ball through it's kind of macho.
This is a tool gloat and midi chuck question. I recently won a bid at a local online auction and got these tools for $66.40 for all of it. Nova 48111 Midi Chuck with Tommy bars One inch wood threading kit Long Ranger III remote switch It is all in great shape and works as advertised. My question is the midi chuck. It has a very limited range of opening compared to the One Way chucks I have which use a key instead of the Tommy bars. I took it apart and know what I am looking at and it is fine. Does anyone have one that can confirm this. If I hold one bar still the other bar turns only one revolution.
I have a Jet mini with most of the accessories. I had never used the screw pictured until yesterday. I glued some scrap together and made a bowl. When I used the screw, it didn't screw on straight and true with the wood, even though I had a drill press hole that was square to the surface. How far do you screw it in, all the way to the collar? How do you do it?