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xx   LATHE

Tips on making earrings and other jewelry from wood. Includes three homemade lathe accessories: (1) Morse taper drive, (2) compression drive, (3) chatterwork chuck.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Sep 1990 (v.5#1) pg. 8

Tip describes a method for screw chuck mounting of small, flat pieces (6" in diameter or less) for which the item will be remounted later to turn the opposite end.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 30

Tip describes how to secure a small lidded container when turning a concave bottom.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1992 (v.7#4) pg. 32

Tip for converting a screw chuck to hold small items that have a hole through the middle.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Dec 1992 (v.7#4) pg. 32

Tip on routing a dovetail recess so that a wooden chuck can be mounted on the expanding jaws of a Precision Combination Chuck.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #12 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 8

Shop-built screw chuck is made from wood and a lag screw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 54

Mandrel for turning small wooden wheels on a lathe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 12

Shop-built chuck for hollowing out a wooden sphere.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 55

Instructions for making a wooden compression chuck to grip small spheres.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #36 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 38

Simple shop-made chucks for turning wooden bowls on a lathe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #37 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 46

Buyer's guide to lathe chucks and chucking systems designed to hold work in a variety of shapes and sizes. Ten different models are compared.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #43 Feb 1995 pg. 62

High hex nut suggested as an alternative to conventional lathe jam chuck.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #66 Jun 1998 pg. 34

Simple, expanding arbor to make for turning small items like napkin rings.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 28

Shop-built 3-jaw chuck is made from wood and ordinary hardware. Suitable for small work pieces and speeds up to 700 rpm.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 96

Chucking a large-diameter rough-turned bowl for finishing. Makes use of simple, shop built plywood chucks and faceplates.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1989 (v.12#8) pg. 12

Graceful napkin rings are turned from laminate wood using a shop-built expanding chuck.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 53

Sketches of two reusable hardwood chucks for holding a verticle-grain cylinder.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 10

Hollow blanks, such as those used in making flutes, can be held securely with these simple wooden end pieces. Eliminates the need for more expensive chuck and abrasive cones.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 21

In order to turn candlesticks or other items which require a perfectly centered hole, drill the hole first, then fit the piece to be turned over this tapered turning head by forcing the tapered shaft of the turning head into the predrilled hole. The tapered turning head is, itself, made from wood so that is can be made in various sizes and will not damage the piece being turned.
FINE WOODWORKING #12 Sep 1978 pg. 16

Faceplate fastening method for shallow bowls or dishes allows faster and cleaner separation of the finished piece from the faceplate. The secret is the placing of masking tape on the bowl before gluing it to the wooden chuck.
FINE WOODWORKING #16 May-Jun 1979 pg. 14

Wooden lathe chuck uses a worm-gear radiator-hose clamp to clamp the work piece.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 26

Tips from the wood turning conference held in Newton, PA in June 1979. Includes a faceplate and a ring clamp assembly for bowl turning, spindle held stock, compression-held stock, multiple turning tools, homemade lathe chisels, a step-tapered male chuck and other tips.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 72

Tip: Using double-sided tape to hold bowls on a wood lathe faceplate.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 14

Easy-to-make lathe chuck simplifies turning small bowls and other faceplate work. Built of wood. Wedges force the chuck to grip an undercut lip in the bottom of the bowl.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 17

Make an effective wooden mandrel for gripping napkin rings and other annular (ring-shaped) objects.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 16

Turnings without screw holes. Make sectored-jaw faceplate chucks to hold the work. Several designs detailed.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 82
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #26 Jan-Feb 1981 pg. 16

An improved screw chuck for a wood lathe. Adjustable-depth screw chuck secures work with minimal penetration of stock. Optional screw pockets supplement holding power for turning large blanks.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 84

Self-centering wooden cup attached to lathe faceplate allows rough stock to be quickly chucked in lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 22

Mandrel for turning the outside contours of wooden braclets uses an expandable rubber disc to firmly grip the inside of the braclet blank.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 14

Making toy wheels from wood is easier with this modified screw center faceplate.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 16

Cross-threaded faceplate can be used either inboard or outboard on a wood lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 20

Large-diameter bull-nose tailstock is made by replacing the steel center of a ball-bearing tailstock with a turned wooden cone.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 22

Homemade expansion chuck is used to hold small trays, dishes, and vases for turning. Make the chuck from a block of hardwood mounted to a small faceplate.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 14

Tip: Use hot-glue gun to attach turning blanks to waste boards when face-plate turning small objects.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 24
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 8

Wooden segments ("overshoes") are attached to the jaws of a 3-jaw lathe chuck. The overshoes are designed to securely hold the rim and the base of a wooden bowl being turned.
FINE WOODWORKING #41 Jul-Aug 1983 pg. 16

How to attach a wood turning blank to an aluminum faceplate using hot-melt glue chips and a torch.
FINE WOODWORKING #42 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 10

The bottom line for turned bowls. How to turn wooden bowls using the versatile chucking plug. This allows you to turn a bowl bottom of any shape without leaving a clue as to how it was attached to the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 64

A shop made adjustable chuck for finishing the bottom of a wooden bowl.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 10

Tip: Use a foam covered faceplate to grip the rim of a wooden bowl when turning the foot of the bowl.
FINE WOODWORKING #48 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 10

Use a "Universal Chuck" with an expanding collet to hold the circular blank when turning wooden bowls.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 10

How to extend the capacity of your wood lathe by relocating the tailstock completely off the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 14

Collet chuck for turning miniatures on a lathe. Adapted from a drill-press attachment.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 8

Tips from a turner. Make your own mini drive centers for turning small work.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 74

Tip: Use double-sided tape to clamp wood to faceplate when turning bowls.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 8

Simple device to help locate a lathe faceplate over the center of the work piece.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 10

Lathe chuck features a self-locking mechanism. Ideal for projects with predrilled, centered holes, such as candlesticks, bud bases, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #59 Jul-Aug 1986 pg. 12

Tip: Gain more length between centers on a lathe by recessing the tailstock into a hole.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 10

Chucks for wood turning. Looks at Glaser chuck, Precision chuck, Delta Super Chuck, Grizzly 3-jaw chuck, and homemade chucks.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 54
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 6, 18

Fixture (clamp) for holding a wooden bowl or plate while a foot is turned on the bottom.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 10

Tip for converting a common plumbing floor flange into a lathe faceplate for bowl turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #64 May-Jun 1987 pg. 8

Tip: An old car valve works well as a live center for turning the base on a bowl with an irregular edge.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #71 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 4

Make a wooden mandrel for your lathe to hold dowel stock and other small round items.
FINE WOODWORKING #73 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 8

Tip: Use particleboard screws to make custom screw-drive centers.
FINE WOODWORKING #76 May-Jun 1989 pg. 12

Tip to keep lathe faceplates from binding tightly against the headstock spindle.
FINE WOODWORKING #77 Jul-Aug 1989 pg. 14

A simple Morse taper 1/2" collet chuck equipped with a draw bolt holds small pieces for turning.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 20

Adapting threaded metal inserts as inexpensive screw chucks for turners.
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 16

Compression chuck for a lathe. Shop-built chuck holds the rim of a bowl tightly while the foot is being turned.
FINE WOODWORKING #113 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 75

Adjustable lathe jaws. These easily made wooden supplemental jaws attach to standard four-jaw chucks. Eight rubber-covered bumpers can be easily fitted into one of seven concentric circles of holes to grip a work piece of any diameter up to the swing of the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 50

Tip: Modify spur center and faceplate so work may be removed, and then remounted in the original position.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 129

Make your own lathe faceplates from a nut, a disc of steel and a machinists cap screw. Requires welding.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Aug 1977 (v.8#3) pg. 30

Tip: Use coarse abrasive paper to stop slippage when using a screw faceplate.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 31

Wood turning lesson . Part 9. A brief review of other chucks for your lathe, their pros and cons.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Feb 1978 (v.9#1) pg. 35

Tip: Proper way to glue and separate a faceplate turning from its backing block.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Spring-Summer 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 4

Wooden lathe chuck for turning end pieces, drawer knobs, etc. Hose clamps secure chuck and work.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1966 (v.188#6) pg. 56

Four-jaw chuck for a wood lathe is made from plywood and ordinary hardware.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #72 May 1993 (v.12#6) pg. 66

A shop-made expanding mandrel is turned using a faceplate drive dog.
PROJECTS IN METAL Jun 1988 (v.1#3) pg. 20

Make a simple wooden jam chuck to turn the bottom of a bowl or box.
SHOPNOTES #38 Mar 1998 (v.7) pg. 29

Make a special bit for use with cordless screwdriver to speed up the adjustment of 3- or 4-jaw lathe chucks.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #163 Feb 1990 (v.14#7) pg. 31

Tip: Prevent damage to your lathe chisels when doing faceplate turning by attaching a scrap piece of wood to the faceplate before attaching the work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 12

Tip: Enclose the outside of a three-jaw chuck with a plastic ring and foam rubber. This prevents injury from the protruding jaw heels.
WOOD MAGAZINE #26 Dec 1988 (v.5#6) pg. 30

Chuck for turning small-diameter stock is made from two large nuts welded together.
WOOD MAGAZINE #39 Dec 1990 (v.7#7) pg. 20

Construct-a-chuck. This frugal man's lathe accessory is turned from a hardwood block. A hose clamp is used to clamp the work piece into this wooden chuck which is fastened to a lathe faceplate for use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #43 Jun 1991 (v.8#4) pg. 68

Jig (chuck) for turning better bottoms on wooden plates or bowls.
WOOD MAGAZINE #45 Sep 1991 (v.8#6) pg. 84

Pipe cap that fits a lathe headstock spindle becomes a simple arbor to hold toy wheels when turning.
WOOD MAGAZINE #58 Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 14

Turning a wooden sphere on a lathe. Includes instructions for making a spherical chuck from wood.
WOOD MAGAZINE #78 Apr 1995 (v.12#3) pg. 52, Insert

Low-tech lathe chuck uses masking tape to securely grip the open end of a wooden bowl while the bottom is being turned.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 24

Plywood guard for three-jaw lathe chuck. Mounts to lathe bed with threaded knob.
WOOD MAGAZINE #109 Nov 1998 (v.15#7) pg. 26

Improve a pin chuck by using a rawbolt to expand the jaws.
WOODTURNING #15 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 72

Device for holding a drill chuck on a morse taper shank so it can be used as a three-jaw chuck for turning small items.
WOODTURNING #16 Oct 1993 pg. 73

Tip on making a bobbin chuck from hardwood.
WOODTURNING #17 Nov 1993 pg. 73

Tip on protecting a lathe operator from the exposed ends of four-jaw chucks.
WOODTURNING #18 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 72

Shop-made twin-splined internal chuck is an alternative to a pin chuck.
WOODTURNING #18 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 73

Tips to improve the grip of a screw chuck fastened into end grain.
WOODTURNING #19 Feb 1994 pg. 4

Tip on using wrench sockets as square drives for small sections of wood.
WOODTURNING #20 Mar 1994 pg. 72

Tip on using color coding to match each jaw and slot on a 4-jaw self-centering scroll chuck.
WOODTURNING #21 Apr 1994 pg. 72

Tip on using threaded inserts and machine screws to mount home-made wooden chucks.
WOODTURNING #22 May 1994 pg. 72

Making and using a ring chuck for turning bowl bottoms.
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 38

Simple jig made from a piece of wood fits into the groove cut for a Multistar expansion chuck and holds the work piece while finishing (thus freeing up the chuck for lathe work).
WOODTURNING #23 Jun 1994 pg. 73

Tip on using "Blu-tack" to hold small items (such as box lids) onto a shaped wooden backplate.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 72

Tip on using a simple jig equipped with a rubber O-ring to grip spheres when turning on a lathe.
WOODTURNING #25 Sep 1994 pg. 73

Chuck made from PVC plastic pipe to hold coasters while finishing.
WOODTURNING #27 Nov 1994 pg. 72

Centering jigs made from clear plastic to speed up lathe fixings. They are customized for specific chucking systems.
WOODTURNING #27 Nov 1994 pg. 73

Customize your chuck. How to make a complete set of wood jaw plates, cole jaws and accessories for your scroll chuck.
WOODTURNING #29 Feb 1995 pg. 48

Shop made taper collet chuck (made from wood) to support dowels for turning in a lathe.
WOODTURNING #30 Mar 1995 pg. 73

Gripping stuff. Make your own accessory compression jaws for the Record RP3000X lathe chuck from mild steel scrap.
WOODTURNING #31 Apr 1995 pg. 48
Added Info WOODTURNING #36 Oct 1995 pg. 5

Make a multi-chuck with six jaws (each capable of independent movement) and a capacity of at least 12".
WOODTURNING #32 May 1995 pg. 54

Simple plastic guard is used to protect your hands from a jubilee clip (worm-gear style hose clamp) that is used to tighten the jaws on shop-built wood pinch chucks.
WOODTURNING #32 May 1995 pg. 72

Make a split ring chuck for small diameter stock.
WOODTURNING #33 Jun 1995 pg. 72

Instructions for making a collet chuck from 2" heavy duty steel pipe.
WOODTURNING #39 Feb 1996 pg. 77

How to make and use a mini-chuck for quickly and easily turning small items such as pendulums, bottle stoppers and drawer knobs. Includes step-by-step diagram for making pendulums, bouchons, spigots and knobs.
WOODTURNING #42 May 1996 pg. 36

Tip shows how to use a rubber ball as a bung to support the cup of a wooden goblet when turning.
WOODTURNING #42 May 1996 pg. 76

Tip shows a spindle thread adapter that will fit both Myford and Graduate lathes.
WOODTURNING #43 Jun 1996 pg. 76

Tip shows how to make a round spigot for the chuck of a lathe.
WOODTURNING #44 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 76

Simple friction drive method for holding small turning blanks. Use of the device is illustrated on an assortment of small item. (1) Light pulls. (2) Gun barrel for a model naval cannon. (3) Tool handles. (4) Chess pieces. (5) Chimney pot for a model house.
WOODTURNING #48 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 21

Chuck lock (a pin and bracket) prevents the chuck body from rotating while installing or removing the work piece.
WOODTURNING #48 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 76

A home-made chuck for a lathe uses four bolts to grip the work piece (instead of four movable jaws).
WOODTURNING #49 Feb 1997 pg. 76

Tip on using a hardwood bung (attached to a work piece) for a multi-jaw chuck to grip.
WOODTURNING #52 May 1997 pg. 77

Home-made expanding chuck is used when turning small ivory rings (or other brittle material) that can crack easily during the removal process.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 19

Make your own dovetail jaws from hardwood or plastic.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 77

Tip on using slit rubber tubing to protect the work piece from chuck jaws.
WOODTURNING #54 Jul-Aug 1997 pg. 76

An improved chuck key for tightening an Axminster four-jaw chuck.
WOODTURNING #55 Sep 1997 pg. 76

Reverse chucking techniques that can be used with both thin and waney-edge work, as well as flat-top bowls and plates.
WOODTURNING #58 Dec 1997 pg. 69

Tip on modifying the button jaws of an APT chuck system to grip smaller diameter work.
WOODTURNING #60 Feb 1998 pg. 76

Shop-made wooden chuck for gripping dowel stock of a particular diameter. Ideal for use when making small pegs from dowels.
WOODTURNING #60 Feb 1998 pg. 76

Tip on improving the work piece grip of dovetail type jaws found on scroll chucks by reshaping the nylon jaws.
WOODTURNING #61 Mar 1998 pg. 76

The chuckless turner. Part 1. How to make a wooden, non-adjusting, square-holding chuck.
WOODTURNING #62 Apr 1998 pg. 35

The chuckless turner. Part 2. How to make a spigot chuck from wood.
WOODTURNING #63 May 1998 pg. 59

Hardwood cup fitted with a Moarse taper spigot is sized to fit over the outside neck of a faceplate. This facilitates reverse fitting a half-turned bowl.
WOODTURNING #63 May 1998 pg. 84

Tip on using a wooden ring to provide protection from the revolving jaws of a chuck.
WOODTURNING #63 May 1998 pg. 84

The chuckless turner. Part 3. Bowl turning chuck.
WOODTURNING #64 Jun 1998 pg. 61

Tip on using walking-stick rubber tips as part of a jam chuck for large-diameter bowls.
WOODTURNING #64 Jun 1998 pg. 84

The chuckless turner. Part 4. Make a collar chuck.
WOODTURNING #65 Jul 1998 pg. 27

How to make wooden inserts for a scroll chuck.
WOODTURNING #65 Jul 1998 pg. 83

The chuckless turner. Part 5. Make a screw chuck.
WOODTURNING #66 Aug 1998 pg. 47

A large (16" diameter) wooden chuck with six independently-adjustable jaws. Constructed mostly of wood and ordinary hardware. Can be scaled down for a smaller lathe.
WOODTURNING #66 Aug 1998 pg. 51

A stopper for chucks. A lever bar which attaches to the back bed bar and engages a screw in the chuck hole to prevent rotation of the chuck.
WOODTURNING #67 Sep 1998 pg. 82

Tips on thoroughly cleaning an adjustable chuck.
WOODTURNING #67 Sep 1998 pg. 83

Make a custom spigot chuck for turning furniture finials.
WOODTURNING #68 Oct 1998 pg. 41

Tip on converting a Workmate type of bench to clamp a lathe chuck so that the attached work piece can be carved or shaped by hand while off the lathe.
WOODTURNING #68 Oct 1998 pg. 83

Screw chuck for turning bottle stoppers on a lathe.
WOODTURNING #70 Dec 1998 pg. 83

Learning curves. An introduction to the mechanics of the oval chuck used to produce elliptical shapes.
WOODTURNING #71 Jan 1999 pg. 76

Shop-made eccentric chuck allows eccentricity to be applied diametrically opposite, either side of center, as well as indexing around the circumference of the article being turned.
WOODTURNING #71 Jan 1999 pg. 82

Hold fast with foam. Part 1. Procedure for using a wooden paddle chuck and expanding foam to grip the inside of a fragile vessel being turned on a lathe.
WOODTURNING #72 Feb 1999 pg. 48

Wooden chuck for holding small bowl blanks by means of a threaded dowel.
WOODTURNING #72 Feb 1999 pg. 83

Re-chucking with reject bowls. A more reliable method of holding dried, roughed-out bowls while making true the distorted recesses or spigots that often occur at their bases.
WOODTURNING #74 Apr 1999 pg. 43

Device for extracting a pen mandrel from the headstock.
WOODTURNING #79 Sep 1999 pg. 63

Make a screw chuck which can be used on lathes with or without a hollow headstock spindle, so it does not have to be removed from the lathe for each new project.
WOODTURNING #81 Nov 1999 pg. 93

Chuck for turning small pieces conveniently and precisely. Can be adapted to any lathe with a hollow headstock that will pass a 7/16" diameter threaded rod.
WOODTURNING #81 Nov 1999 pg. 94

Tube-type jam chuck for finishing the ends of wooden eggs is made from wood, plastic conduit, and rubber sleeves.
WOODTURNING #81 Nov 1999 pg. 94

Tip on clamping a finished piece in a lathe without leaving a mark from the tailstock point.
WOODTURNING #82 Dec 1999 pg. 89

Wood turners corner. Mini-turning between centers. Make your own wooden mandrel with a square hole in the center. "Chuck" small wood blanks into the mandral and you will be able to turn small pegs, pins, knobs, spoons, etc. Make your own small tool rests for use with the mandrel.
WOODWORKER #1010 Jan 1978 (v.82) pg. 7 (24+)

Wood turners corner. Use a "glue chuck" for turning small bowls, boxes, etc. The small piece to be turned is glued to a wooden block which has been fastened to the faceplate.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 8 (164+)

Useful accessories for the Child Coilgrip chuck. These wooden accessory chucks are used in connection with the coilgrip to grip the base of bowls and thin dishes with-out screws; hold rings, boxes and bangles; and grip the outside of small objects which need finish-turning work on the ends.
WOODWORKER #1016 Jul 1978 (v.82) pg. 326

Wood turning aids. No. 2. The Six-In-One universal chuck.
WOODWORKER #1017 Aug 1978 (v.82) pg. 362

Make your own chuck to hold small boxes, vases and lids. Uses a hose clamp around the chuck to grip the piece tightly. The chuck is made from a piece of wood and is mounted to a regular faceplate for use.
WOODWORKER #1019 Oct 1978 (v.82) pg. 460

Tips on using the Child expanding dovetail bowl chuck to hold bowls rough turned from green lumber.
WOODWORKER #1027 Jun 1979 (v.83) pg. 330
Correction WOODWORKER #1030 Sep 1979 (v.83) pg. 478

Wood turning chuck for a lathe. Equip a standard 3-jaw self-centering chuck with this 3-segment accessory and coil spring to grip the bottom of a bowl.
WOODWORKER #1057 Dec 1981 (v.85) pg. 842

Keep on chucking. A report on the clever modern chucks used to mount work pieces to a wood lathe.
WOODWORKER #1100 Jul 1985 (v.89) pg. 527

How to adapt engineer's multi-jaw lathe chucks for use in wood turning.
WOODWORKER #1106 Jan 1986 (v.90#1) pg. 61

How to fabricate and use an intermediate faceplate (auxiliary faceplate) which allows you to hold bowls with a foot or base ring while the inside is being turned.
WOODWORKER #1115 Oct 1986 (v.90#10) pg. 825

Tip on using a router and dovetail cutter to cut the recess needed when chucking a work piece into an expanding dovetail lathe chuck.
WOODWORKER Jan 1987 (v.91#1) pg. 51

Build a lathe hammer to remove lathe centers and drill chucks.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 233

Make a bowl-turning chuck from an ordinary faceplate and three or four countersunk (flat head) bolts.
WOODWORKER Sep 1987 (v.91#9) pg. 789

Convert a plumber's hole cutter into a sizing/depth gauge for cutting the recess for your expanding dovetail collet.
WOODWORKER Dec 1987 (v.91#12) pg. 1062

Wood turning chucks. (1) Home-made, all wood, expanding collet chuck. (2) Chuck based on idea of a simple friction chuck, but uses a collet with an undercut recess.
WOODWORKER Jan 1988 (v.92#1) pg. 11

Use driving cups to rough-out square stock and turn tenons. Using driving cups, the tenon can be repeatedly taken off the lathe, tried in the mortise and replaced on the lathe for further trimming without losing center. Dimensions given for five sizes of driving cups to handle stock from 1/2"-square up to 2"-square.
WOODWORKER Jan 1988 (v.92#1) pg. 59
Added Info WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 198
Added Info WOODWORKER Apr 1988 (v.92#4) pg. 376

Tip: Insert a small ball bearing (race) into the end of your work piece. Lets you turn relatively small jobs on a lathe with a fixed tail center.
WOODWORKER Jan 1988 (v.92#1) pg. 62

Comprehensive comparative report on four multipurpose dovetail chucks. Part 1. What else has been available for bowl turners.
WOODWORKER Feb 1988 (v.92#2) pg. 156

Comprehensive comparative report on four multipurpose dovetail chucks. Part 2. How the chucks work and how they match up.
WOODWORKER Mar 1988 (v.92#3) pg. 226

Tip: Plumbing unions make good (and inexpensive) chuck and faceplace substitutes when turning small parts.
WOODWORKER May 1988 (v.92#5) pg. 430

Make your own lathe chucks from wood. Some tips.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 145

Template for preparing square section timber to be gripped in a three-jawed self-centering chuck (as found on most metal lathes).
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 145

Chucking system for faceplate turning uses four adjustable collets to hold the work piece.
WOODWORKER Mar 1989 (v.93#3) pg. 240

Cheap, effective revolving tailstock support for use when turning goblets, eggcups, etc.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 649

Four-jaw chucking. Part 1. Using this versatile chuck for bowl-turning.
WOODWORKER Sep 1989 (v.93#9) pg. 776

Four-jaw chucking. Part 2. Turning simple scent bottles. Glass bottles are encased in a wooden "jacket" and the bottle cap is covered with a wooden cap.
WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 892

Four-jaw chucking. Part 3. Making hand mirrors from off-cuts. Last in series of projects using four-jaw chucks.
WOODWORKER Nov 1989 (v.93#11) pg. 1058

Dressing the lathe. A selection of suggestions on how to make turning equipment. Excerpted from John Sainsbury's new book "Wood turning Tools and Equipment". The emphasis is on chucks, mandrels, supports, etc.
WOODWORKER Dec 1989 (v.93#12) pg. 1188

Tip on using a drill bit as a mandrel when turning pre-drilled blanks.
WOODWORKER Feb 1990 (v.94#2) pg. 162

Tip on making a screw chuck substitute from an ordinary woodscrew.
WOODWORKER Jul 1990 (v.94#7) pg. 677

A touch of eccentricity. Secrets of making and using an eccentric chuck designed to do simple ornamental turning on an ordinary lathe.
WOODWORKER Aug 1990 (v.94#8) pg. 762

Tip on using a slightly oversize dovetail-type chuck to securely hold a work piece.
WOODWORKER Oct 1990 (v.94#10) pg. 1022
Added Info WOODWORKER Dec 1990 (v.94#12) pg. 1187

Shop-built alternative for the pinchuck.
WOODWORKER Dec 1990 (v.94#12) pg. 1257

Two simple gauges for marking the correct size when cutting the spigot or recess for a dovetail lathe chuck.
WOODWORKER Dec 1990 (v.94#12) pg. 1257

Tip on using a simple bushing to eject a lathe center, Jacobs chuck, or other Morse taper device from a tailstock.
WOODWORKER Aug 1991 (v.95#8) pg. 857

Tip on using scrap pieces of flexible electrical wire to pad the jaws of a lathe chuck when gripping finished turnings.
WOODWORKER Sep 1991 (v.95#9) pg. 945

Vacuum chucking. How to apply the technique without the need to buy expensive equipment.
WOODWORKER Mar 1994 (v.98#3) pg. 74

Non-adjustable chuck for turning egg cups, knobs, goblets, ... is made from a short piece of iron pipe.
WOODWORKER Jun 1994 (v.98#6) pg. 89

The sticky chuck method of turning that eliminates the unwanted screw hole or chucking mark on the base of the work piece.
WOODWORKER Jul 1995 (v.99#7) pg. 46

Hold it. How to hold wood on a lathe. Part 1.
WOODWORKER Nov 1995 (v.99#11) pg. 58

Hold it. How to hold wood on a lathe. Part 2.
WOODWORKER Dec 1995 (v.99#12) pg. 72

Tip: Use sandpaper to secure small faceplate work to the center screw.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1982 (v.6#2) pg. 38

Tip: Use hot-melt glue gun to mount turning stock to a lathe face plate.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 7

Spigot chuck for a wood lathe. The chuck is made from a block of wood and uses a radiator-hose clamp to secure the work piece in the wooden jaws.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 40

How to use a machinist's collet chuck in the lathe to hold a variety of small, round work pieces. Includes jigs, patterns and tips for making multiples of bottle stoppers, pulls, and spinning tops from wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 26

Vacuum turning. Shop-built vacuum chuck makes it easy to hold small parts.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1992 (v.16#5) pg. 24

Tip on shop-made ring chuck to finish the bottom of bowls.
WOODWORKING INTERNATIONAL #14 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 30

Start turning. Part 5. Spindle turning. Advice on using jaw chucks, selecting the tool, etc. Includes instructions for turning a foot exerciser (massager).

Faceplate eliminator is a 3-jaw chuck to which crosscut saw teeth are welded. Includes information on preparing the work piece.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1978 (v.34#4) pg. 81

Make these special lathe chucks to securely hold wooden napkin rings while turning the inside or outside.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 67

Tip: Turn tenons on both ends of small diameter spindles by substituting Teenuts for the spur centers.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1983 (v.39#6) pg. 21

Convert a standard Morse taper tail center into a ball bearing tail stock.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1986 (v.42#5) pg. 30

Multipurpose chucks for wood turning lathes. What is available and tips on their use.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1987 (v.43#2) pg. 96

Convert a standard cup center to a small spur center for the headstock of your lathe.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 61