I have a jet 1236 lathe that I got about 12 years ago. I haven't used it too much and I decided to start to make some bowls and sell to get money to buy a sawstop PCS. I have a CHEAP set of chisels that came with the lathe. I want to start getting some better tools for the lathe but I can't spend much or that kinda defeats the point of making money for the sawstop. I was thinking about getting a nicer gouge and some sort of jaw chuck to start with. In the past when I have done some bowls, ( like 2 bowls) I just used the faceplate with screws but I wasn't a big fan of that method. Maybe that is the best method, I don't know. I saw Mark Cothren's thread http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=13180
and saw that he was using a jaw chuck to hold the bowl. I was looking at the chucks from grizzly and was thinking about getting one from there. Any thoughts where so start?