As you know Chas I'm no turner, but I've bookmarked this post for future reference, one never knows...
Thanks a lot for taking the time of making such a thorough post.
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Excellent, Chas. Many thanks for putting the WIP together.
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Thanks Chas I really do appreciate the time that you put into posting this. It is great and helps me understand more of how it is done. I will definatly be making one for mom and her tea pot. First I have to find a round ceramic plate that i can use.
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Same as Toni. I'm bookmarking for future reference. Thanks, Chas.
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Thanks Chas for sharing the process and making the knowledge available to all of us. I really appreciate it.
Thanks Chas, beautiful piece. I'll have to try one sometime.
I noticed your screw chuck is blunt on the end. Mine is tapered, like a lag bolt. Does your style work better for you? What is the reason it is flat?
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Having said that I find that it does give a better grip in a drilled hole as long as the drill size matches the core diameter.
It does mean that on harder woods (like Oak) the drill size needs upping half a mm or so to reduce resistance.
I find in general it gives a more predictable grip than a tapered screw, I use it on quite thin stock at times (like discs) with a packing piece of MDF behind, I tend to use it a lot though because of the quickness of fixing, often on blanks above the limit of my over-bed swing.
Last edited by Chas Jones; 11-17-2009 at 08:12 AM.
Wonderful Chas, you are a real asset here
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thanks chas, from another non turner but a member that appreciates your time and skills..
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