When first introduced, four-jaw chucks were viewed by many as a luxury just for professional turners. But they offer so many advantages that anyone from novice level on up would benefit from owning one.
Before I turn a few vases from some prized—and pricey—wood, I’d like to experiment with designs on prototypes. Can I turn these prototypes from less-expensive, glued-up MDF?
The multiple work-holding options provided by a four-jaw lathe chuck (sometimes called a scroll chuck) make many turning operations so much easier than using a faceplate. Once you have one, you'll wonder how you ever got by without it.
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Wood shaving and lathes go hand in hand, but your turning tools don't need to be part of the mess with this "off-the-shelf" solution.
Four-jaw chucks offer so many advantages that anyone from novice level on up would benefit from owning one.