Just acquired a Myford ML8 as my first lathe (never used a lathe before). I t came with face plates and the spiky end to the headstock centre, but no c huck.
How important/useful is a chuck on a wood lathe? I can see, based on variou s wood-turning videos, that a chuck makes the job of hollowing out a bowl a lot easier than would otherwise be the case, since you can use it to clamp a "foot" turned onto the bowl base.
Advice/thoughts on the matter appreciated.