|A screw chuck is a very old and very handy way to hold a lot of projects such as bowls and platters on a wood turning lathe. Begin with a glue block, here a little over 3" capacity.|
|Knock the corners off on the band saw (not necessary but nice) and mount to the lathe.|
|Turn it round with a slightly concave face and a dimpled center.|
|At the drill press, drill for a tight fit of a #14, 1 1/2" long sef tapping sheet metal screw. This can also be done on the wod lathe with a drill in the Jacob's Chuck if you have one. 3/16" is about right.|
|Insert the screw.|
|I like to cut off the tip with a Dremel or similar. The screw chuck is typically used on the wood turning lathe with a pre-drilled hole and the point is not necessary.|
If you make one please let me know how it turned out.
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