Turning Archive 2005
Just got back from my first symposium and learned TONS (I really wish I had taken better notes) One the the biggest and simplest things I garnered was the impact of the nylon washer I had been using behind my chuck. John Jordan stated that these things disrupt the mating surface and provided a point for flex.
Sure enough, when I removed mine, it eliminated the low frequency vibration I'd be experiencing when roughing on a screw, and hollowing. It feels more "solid" now. To avoid "stuck Chucks", gently tighten the chuck on the spindle and avoid "snapping" it into place.
I didn't throw the washer away, but, not sure what I'll do with it now (maybe inlay it in the bottom of a bowl or something LOL)