Turning Archive 2006
>Well, I got my vacuum system up and running. I attended the GA. Turning Southern Style Symposium and purchased a Hold Fast vacuum chuck and the adaptor kit for my lathe. Installed it on my powermatic and hooked up the vacuum pump I got on e-bay. Works like a charm. I wasn't sure what to expect on holding power, but it was great. I put on a walnut platter that I had turned the front side of several months ago but didn't have a way to finish the back. It took awhile to get it centered but I was able to finish the back with no problem. The platter is 11 1/4 in. in dia. and finished with walnut oil.