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    im looking for a small three jaw chuck for drilling hexagonal pen blanks.
    the hexagonal penblanks are my 6 loop celtic knots and are really tricky to line up in a standard 4 jaw with spigot jaws
    my shop is a beaver lodge
    steve, sarnia, ont




    1940's Craftmaster Lathe

    https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/
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    Re: 3 jaw chuck

    LOL .... I am chuckling because I remember being told here, and in no uncertain terms, that three jaw chucks have no place on a wood lathe.

    Any reason why you couldn't use a big drill chuck if you can't find an economical lathe chuck?

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    • #3

      Re: 3 jaw chuck

      Busy bee has some.   But I don't see any particular brand name on any of them.
      William Woodwrite (penblanks.ca) also has one.
      Mike
      Last edited by mike66; 07-29-2020, 09:30 AM. Reason: Found another source

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      • #4

        Re: 3 jaw chuck

        LV sells a Taig 3 jaw chuck for under $100. You might have trouble mounting it on a different lathe though. The Taig has a 3/4" 16 tpi spindle.

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        • #5

          Re: 3 jaw chuck

          ah, william woodwrite!!

          3 jaw microchuck, self centering, perfect

          https://www.penblanks.ca/Three-jaw-micro-chuck/

          design for metaL im sure, but should be good for drilling my hexagonal blanks

          a drill chuck would work too, but would have to be pretty big, my celtic knot blanks are 7/8 across
           
          my shop is a beaver lodge
          steve, sarnia, ont




          1940's Craftmaster Lathe

          https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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          • #6

            Re: 3 jaw chuck

            For my segmented pen blanks, I turn them round using a steb center and a live center. That way I can make sure I am straight down the center of the blank. I also like to turn them round, because I use a collet chuck a lot.
             
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            Darrin

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              Re: 3 jaw chuck

              Originally posted by darrin1200 View Post
              For my segmented pen blanks, I turn them round using a steb center and a live center. That way I can make sure I am straight down the center of the blank. I also like to turn them round, because I use a collet chuck a lot.
               
              thats an interesting approach, sometimes my celtic knot blanks get off centre which makes a mess!
              my shop is a beaver lodge
              steve, sarnia, ont




              1940's Craftmaster Lathe

              https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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              • #8

                Re: 3 jaw chuck

                I use this one on my metal working rotary table https://www.busybeetools.com/product...n-3-jaw.html     and it can be gripped in a wood lathe 4 jaw chuck to turn small objects that are too large for a drill chuck and too small for the jaw sets that I own, if need be.   I know it is a metal working tool but will certainly work for drilling pen blanks.   There is an independent four jaw version also https://www.busybeetools.com/product...4in-4-jaw.html that allows one to offset to compensate for those not quite aligned Celtic knot pen blanks that you mentioned.   I have that one also and find it really useful on my mini-milling machine for a lot of tasks.   The two chucks are exactly the same footprint   so are very easy to interchange.

                The Taig ones from Lee Valley can do the same jobs   but they are hard to fit on a wood lathe.

                Another possible option for you.

                Ken
                Last edited by KenL; 08-01-2020, 11:40 AM. Reason: I have no idea what is causing the damned system to insert the A circumflex character but it is really messing with me!

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                  Re: 3 jaw chuck

                  Originally posted by KenL View Post
                  I use this one on my metal working rotary table https://www.busybeetools.com/product...n-3-jaw.html  and it can be gripped in a wood lathe 4 jaw chuck to turn small objects that are too large for a drill chuck and too small for the jaw sets that I own, if need be.   I know it is a metal working tool but will certainly work for drilling pen blanks.   There is an independent four jaw version also https://www.busybeetools.com/product...4in-4-jaw.html that allows one to offset to compensate for those not quite aligned Celtic knot pen blanks that you mentioned.   I have that one also and find it really useful on my mini-milling machine for a lot of tasks.   The two chucks are exactly the same footprint   so are very easy to interchange.

                  The Taig ones from Lee Valley can do the same jobs   but they are hard to fit on a wood lathe.

                  Another possible option for you.

                  Ken
                  yes its annoying, its preventing your link from working
                  my shop is a beaver lodge
                  steve, sarnia, ont




                  1940's Craftmaster Lathe

                  https://www.facebook.com/artistryinwoodca/

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                  • #10

                    Re: 3 jaw chuck

                    After clicking when the link shows in the browser you can delete the crap that shows after the ...html and the link will bring in the site .  
                    I haven't been following this garbage A stuff but I'm surprised there hasn't been a fix for it by now.
                    billh

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