Turning Archive 2004
Al Kapocius, Metro Greendale
>Just got the Harbor Freight 2" Mini Lathe Chuck; 2MT shank and two mini tommy bars. Not your common Chinese knockoff, this 'un is made in India. Item number 04486, about $20 thru the catalog or internet. Chuck body is 2" diameter (almost) and jaw capacity is about 1" diameter before becoming loose enuff to fly off.
Kinda thot at that sale price I'd try it with dowels and such. Looks like it's made for metal lathe applications so innards might choke up on woodchips. Stepped jaws can be reversed but #1 and #3 jaws have to switch positions.