Getting a Grip on Four-Jaw Lathe Chucks
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For a bowl gripped by a spigot, reverse-chuck it, gripping the rim with a shop-made jam chuck or accessory adjustable bowl jaws, as shown above. Then turn away the spigot, and form a slight recess in the bottom of the bowl. Whether using a jam chuck or a four-jaw chuck fitted with bowl jaws, support the workpiece with the tail center for as long as possible. Finish-sand the turned area, and apply a finish.
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