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Todd Seidenberg

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Dec 17, 2003, 8:26:11 AM12/17/03
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Hi,


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,


Todd

Grandpa

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Dec 17, 2003, 10:56:14 AM12/17/03
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Sears will have them, but you know that already I'm sure. IIRC the HF
lathes (I have one) are the exception to the rule for thread sizes for
chucks. Theirs are different than the rest of the worlds. I think
theirs are 8 threads and the common is 10, or visa versa.

Derek Hartzell

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Dec 17, 2003, 11:08:06 AM12/17/03
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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:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/items-list.cfm?&listtype=keyword&keywords=chuck&StartRow=131
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.

Derek


"Todd Seidenberg" wrote in message > Hi,

Nova

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Dec 17, 2003, 11:38:56 AM12/17/03
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Derek Hartzell wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.grizzly.com/products/items-list.cfm?&listtype=keyword&keywords=chuck&StartRow=131
> 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.

I bought one of the Grizzly chucks a few years ago. After I used it about three times two of
the slides cracked. I don't recommend it.

--
Jack Novak
Buffalo, NY - USA
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Leo Lichtman

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Dec 17, 2003, 12:29:18 PM12/17/03
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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.


Martin Rost

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Dec 18, 2003, 2:41:54 PM12/18/03
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Leo Lichtman <l.lic...@worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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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"?
Martin


James and Bonnie Webb

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Dec 18, 2003, 10:17:19 PM12/18/03
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Martin; I ordered that chuck 12-11 from PSI. It should be in in a couple
of days. I will let you know how it does after I try it. Before I ordred
it I talked with the PSI rep.,and he said that he had tried it and that
it did as good as the PSI chuck. He said the jaws are dove-tail. Also,
if I didn't like it I could return it and get the PSI chuck. Good
turning----JW

Daniel per

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