Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
vacuum system *PIC*

bmac
>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.

Bobby

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081