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Getting a Grip on Four-Jaw Lathe Chucks

Meet the authors
Kip Christensen
Kip Christensen
Rex Burningham
Rex Burningham

Meet the authors

This article was produced with the help of Kip Christensen and Rex Burningham. Kip teaches furniture design and prototyping at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He frequently demonstrates turning techniques at national symposia and workshops. Rex teaches turning at Craft Supplies USA, also in Provo. He exhibits his work in galleries and craft shows, and has assisted such legendary turners as Richard Raffin, Rude Osolnik, Dale Nish, and Ray Key.

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Comments (4)
rwm50 wrote:

myplace i have the same unit, you need a 1" + 10 tpi thread type chuck

4/3/2013 05:31:05 PM Report Abuse
Stackman wrote:

I have a 4 Jaw chuck ordered at Busy Bee Tools for my Craftsman lathe. 3/4 X 16 TPI tread pattern.

11/27/2011 10:09:28 AM Report Abuse
mcplace wrote:

I need a 4jaw chuck for a Sears Craftsman wood lathe model# 351.217150 where can I find one. Sears says this model is obsolete any brand might as lon as the thread pattern match.Can some one help

4/23/2011 12:50:03 PM Report Abuse
helmich1 wrote:

Very informative! Metalworking 4 jaw chucks work differently, but that is another ballgame.

3/24/2011 10:38:22 AM Report Abuse

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