Turning Archive 2006

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longworth chuck *PIC*

jared
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Hello: This past week I finished making the longworth chuck that was written up in Woodturning Design this winter. I followed the instructions closely and it all worked out like it was supposed to. I was amazed at how easily the two plywood discs rotate against each other and how smoothly the size changed. I like making things like this that require a little geometry and following directions closely. I used it to turn the bottom off one bowl that was probably 11 inches in diameter. I had previously used a donut chuck and would have to say that I preferred the longworth. It gives you better access to shaping and sanding the whole bottom of the bowl and I particularly like the fact that there isnt a plywood disc whizzing by about an inch from my left hand. I used the tail stock for support until I had only a very small button left in the middle. The whole thing ran very smoothly with no vibration. Cant you tell I am a happy customer. It didnt really take me that long to make either. Just thought someone might be interested. Jared

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