I’ve noticed a sudden spike in visitor activity to my humble ramblings recently. I believe this is mainly due to the kind soul who mentioned it on The Woodturning Resource forum. I generally keep away from internet forums these days due to many bad experiences, but one good turn deserves another.
As I am teaching myself this hobby, I tend not to do any “how to” type stuff. This here interwebs is full of far better turners than I doing just that, so there is no point in reinventing the wheel.
There wont be any turnings this weekend. We’re off to my baby Brother’s wedding, so I will probably have to take lots of drink to get over my turning withdrawal. Stay tuned though folks. I will soon be in a position to unveil a special gift for a friend that I have been working on for most of the last year. It’s really not that difficult in turning terms, just probably too advanced for my clumsy attempts.
I mentioned a while back that I purchased a Versa-chuck Model T, which is absolutely perfect for my amateur status. It is a very well made chuck, and very strong. I replaced the mild steel screws which hold the jaws in place with stainless steel ones. I also mentioned that the tommy bars supplied were fairly pants. A couple of mild steel rods which bent each time they were used.
These have also been replaced with these babies. The narrow end is way too small for the Model T, and the wide end is a tad too thick. Hey, I have a lathe, right? I mounted them up, set the lathe a-spinning, and gave them a tickle with the angle grinder. They have been fitted with a pair of cherry sleeves now, and work perfectly.
Y’all see and have a good weekend now.