Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Vacuum Chuck - thanks Steve Worcester!

Greg W. in NC
>A few days ago, Steve posted a message, with a link to making a vacuum chuck out of MDF. I had made a couple of small chucks from solid maple, but not a larger one. Tonight I used a vacuum chuck made by gluing 3 pieces of MDF together, and then drilling / tapping them to fit my shaft. It worked perfectly! It allowed me to finish my largest bowl to date - a beautiful ambrosa maple bowl - 12" x 4". (max swing on my lathe is 12.5"!) Thanks Steve!

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