I know I have a chuck or two in a recent purchase I made. Can't find them or any of the four or five turning chisel sets plus extras and some of those were nice sets.
Anyway, got to have a chuck. The chuck I lost had gray fingers on the bowl jaws which may hint at what it was but unless somebody recognizes the brand with certainty and it is of equal quality I am going to buy the Oneway Talon chuck for my 15" craftsman lathe. The kit comes with the #2 profiled(ridged) jaws or some places my choice between the ridged or tapered jaws. Pricing everywhere with the 1"-8 adapter I need seems to be $230 to $240. "Free shipping" some places might save a little. I haven't dealt with any of the wood turning suppliers in a very long time if at all and would like recommendations who to deal with, that perhaps best sent by PM. Supporting those that support the forums is what I prefer unless there are other overriding considerations.
That out of the way, now for the real reason for the thread. I am going to turn bowls and hollow forms out of green and found wood and definitely am still in the "chicken" stage of watching irregular pieces of wood spin. Which other jaws should I buy to begin with? Will almost certainly have them all before the dealing is done but I am buying stuff left and right at the moment just to get started I don't want to invest in stuff to gather dust on the shelf.
My thought is to add the #3 tower jaws and use a lollipop for cleaning up bowl bottoms now since most of my bowl rims will be irregular with a little luck.
My other "must buy" item right now is a 1/2" drill chuck mounted on a 2M taper. I want a decent quality keyed chuck. Never had a keyless I liked that didn't cost well over a hundred dollars and I'm trying to middle of the road things here. Not the most expensive or cheapest, something to get the job done.
I have a bowl gouge and a ring type chisel hollowing tool coming. I also just recommitted to working part time in a small specialty machine shop making industrial components so I will have toys available to make scrapers and such. I have a few calipers and measuring tools, many more lost in the mountain of stuff buried in storage after the storm I hope.
What else other than safety equipment, I do know what I need there, is on your list of must have items that you would buy as soon as possible?
Thanks to all for any assistance and I hope all of you are enjoying a wonderful Easter with family and friends. I have a date with a piece of spalted oak I am going dance with!