I bought a cheap wood chuck online, (HF), but the threads are two
small for my existing craftsman wood lathe. Is there some type of
attachment that has my lathe's thread on one end and has the wood
chucks smaller thread on the other?
Otherwise, I'm going to have to return it... :-(
Thanks in advance,
Yes, but the attachment probably cost mores than your cheap chuck. If your
spindle is 1" diameter, you have a choice of 1"-12 and 1"-8 threads on the
chucks by Grizzly on this page:
They run $37.00. Personally I like a much more expensive chuck, but these
can work if you are careful. Better chucks grip tighter and are operated by
a key so one hand can tighten the piece, while the other holds it on to the
jaws. Tommy bars (like shown in the pictures) are more difficult to operate
and require you to lock the spindle to initially tighten and then use both
bars to tighten better.
Craft Supplies offers spindle adapters. You can go to their site:
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/ and type spindle adapter in the search
box. They are listed at $59.99.
"Todd Seidenberg" wrote in message > Hi,
If it is the same one I have, return it--a four-jaw chuck which is not
self-centering, with 3/4" spindle threads. Not worth the shelf space to
keep it around. It takes several minutes to center a piece in it, and the
jaws don't hold well,either. Cost under $20. It might make a good gag-gift
for a club Xmas exchange.
The four chuck (non-scroll) does have its uses. It is useful for doing
off-center turnings. I've used it for that purpose.
On the topic of chucks, did anyone see the latest Penn State catalog? They
are selling a scroll chuck that looks like a knock-off super-nova chuck.
It's made in China, it says so in the description, and I think the price was
about $50. In addition it comes with adapters for both 3/4- 16 and 1-8
threads. Any thoughts other than "you get what you pay for"?
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