You need a good lathe for this to work (I used a Jet 1440). This chuck solves a very specific lathe problem. Like the 3-jaw metal chucks, it will close down on narrow, ROUND stock. Most work pieces are square and not round, so this is NOT a chuck you would ordinarily use for wood turning! You need a regular, 4-jaw, self centering chuck for most of your wood turning needs and certainly not this one.
Here was my problem: I was building walnut and mohagony hubs for spinning wheels and they would invariably wobble terribly. The solution was pre-drilling the axle hole before turning it, then inserting a steel axle into the hole that grabbed firmly enough onto the rectangular work piece and fit into this chuck (the axle was too narrow for my regular chuck). The axle had a 1" long steel pin drilled into it about 1.5" down (and soldered with plumber's solder) on the head stock side. Holding the axle up, it looked like a cross. The pin fit inside a chiselled out section of the work piece that went right across the axle hole, which kept the work piece from spinning on the axle. The axle was also threaded on the tail stock side with 2 lock nuts then pressing the work piece against the cross pin on its opposite side. Finally, the steel axle was slightly drilled out on the tail stock side for the live center to rest against. Several washers were placed on the axle between the chuck and the pin (as well as between the work piece and the lock nuts). Once inserted, the chuck grabbed the axle, and the live center on the tail piece, when tightened, could not push the axle out into the chuck because of the washers that were wedged between the chuck and the pin. When the work piece was turned, the hub turned out perfectly true and it was then ready for its permanent, brass axle.
To summarize: You have your steel axle with a 1" cross drilled and soldered into it, a few washers, the work piece, a few washers and the lock nuts. You place this into the chuck with the washers tightly against the chuck. With the live center on the tail piece, it should turn perfectly perpendicular to its axis.
Grizzly H8034 3 英寸三爪木夹，1 英寸乘 8 TPI
- 8 TPI（每英寸）
- 包装尺寸：3.4" x 3.9" x 2.9"
- 约重：2.45 磅
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美国亚马逊： 8 条评论
Jay B. Sigel
Why would you ever need a 3-jaw WOOD chuck? Read below.2020年2月3日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Marie K. Baker
Works great on my Jet lathe2016年12月12日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Works great on my Jet lathe. No matter how good a job you do turning the circle indentation in the base, and no matter how good of quality the wood is, It will let go if you put too much stress on it so be careful. This is not a complaint, just a common sense observation that I feel needs to be stated plainly. I've been using it to make 5" "dishes" out of 1" thick walnut, and it works perfectly.
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Mine is MT2, which I use. Be careful, most are MT1.2019年12月17日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
I use it in the tailstock for drilling.