guys with smaller lathes , how do you get the best stabilty from a 3 jaw chuck?and how do

guys with smaller lathes , how do you get the best stabilty from a 3 jaw chuck?and how do

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July 3rd, 2012, 4:13 am #1

You work at the end (lets say 6 inches) of the work?


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July 3rd, 2012, 10:44 am #2

General rule of thumb is don't extend any farther than absolutely necessary. 3x diameter is usually max without tailstock or steady rest.

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Jim
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July 3rd, 2012, 1:49 pm #3

You work at the end (lets say 6 inches) of the work?


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You need to use a steady rest or the tailstock with a center n/t
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July 3rd, 2012, 2:36 pm #4

I kind of assumed both...just thought perhaps there was a trick im missing..


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July 3rd, 2012, 9:33 pm #5

nope, nothing here....move along, folks.

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July 4th, 2012, 6:14 am #6




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July 4th, 2012, 2:46 pm #7

Shove the stock down hole leaving some projecting, and turn off a bit at a time. Pulling the stock out in short lengths to gnaw away on the entire length required.

The result won't be baby bottom smooth, but that can be tuned up with a file, glass paper, etc. "depending"

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July 4th, 2012, 2:57 pm #8

I just need to precut my work shorter..it didnt need to be that long i just mounted the length i had and got started.


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July 5th, 2012, 9:43 pm #9

You work at the end (lets say 6 inches) of the work?


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I'll bet you'll use it a lot. They come in real handy for air gun work.

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July 6th, 2012, 1:42 am #10

Any links? I just recieved 6 inch delrin rod.on an 8 inch lathe this may be perfect!


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