A cheap, effective turning tool.
|Three-jaw lathe chucks are virtually
indispensable for a turner, yet the cost
of buying one can be prohibitive. Three-jaw
chucks are useful when turning small pieces
at low speed, and permit multi-axis turning.
This shop-made chuck can be made from
scraps of maple and a few machine
screws. By changing the arrangement
of the screw holes, this can also be
made into a 4-jaw chuck.
The jaws are positioned in a
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|This story originally appeared in American Woodworker August 1999, issue #74.|