8 votes
Accepted

When do you use a chuck vs. a faceplate on a lathe?

The faceplate you use screws to secure the piece you are going to turn. some people will glue a waste piece to what they are turning so they don't have to put screw holes in their work piece. A chuck ...
  • 15.3k
6 votes

When do you use a chuck vs. a faceplate on a lathe?

For turning something like a bowl, a chuck (with a screw center) is a bit more efficient. You can mount the bowl blank with the bottom of the (to be) bowl facing out on a screw held in the chuck, and ...
  • 4,382
4 votes

Is the MT2 Arbor for a Drill Chuck milled incorrectly?

A Morse taper (MT) drill chuck arbor like this has two tapers; one is the Morse taper, and the other is the chuck taper, generally a Jacobs taper (JT). It looks like you have two problems. The Jacobs ...
  • 2,169
4 votes

How do you turn the bottom of the bowl?

I'll add that the waste block, or glue block, can have a rabbet/tenon turned in it to be gripped by a chuck. Once the bowl is turned, you can start turning down the glue block as you desire, and can ...
  • 1,186
4 votes
Accepted

How do you turn the bottom of the bowl?

There are 4 ways I am currently aware of to turn the bottom of a bowl. Turn it first, in this case you need to leave a Rabbet or a tenon for chucks to clamp on/in so that you can turn the bowl around ...
  • 15.3k
3 votes

When do you use a chuck vs. a faceplate on a lathe?

A faceplate will have much more 'bite' and holding stregth but requires screws either into the piece or parting the final piece from a slug of material attached to the faceplate. This is usually scrap....
  • 1,762
3 votes
Accepted

Identify this chuck / faceplate mounting

I have s similar item which I have used as a one-screw faceplate. Not a lot to say about it, just put a screw through the hole and into a small piece of wood to turn a small bowl.
  • 3,658
2 votes
Accepted

Identification of vintage wood lathe tail stock with 1/2-20 threaded arbor

After a bit of research, I found that many impact drills also use a 1/2-20 thread to attach the chuck. I guess that due to the nature of what you're doing with an impact drill the chuck has a limited ...
  • 223
1 vote
Accepted

Is the MT2 Arbor for a Drill Chuck milled incorrectly?

Yes it is oversize, the black band should be just proud of the chuck. If the chuck is too far from the shoulder you will have trouble removing adapter with wedges. Send it back, try again
  • 859
1 vote

How to use this type of chuck without grooves/teeth?

It is hard to tell from the picture if the jaws have any angle to them to support being attached to a dovetail spigot or not (see Getting a Grip on Four-Jaw Lathe Chucks); and event the description on ...
1 vote

How to use this type of chuck without grooves/teeth?

Each jaw has 4 teeth - 3 stepped ones on the inside and one large one on the outside. Still, it's more of a metalworking chuck that can be used for limited woodworking tasks than a dedicated ...
  • 920
1 vote

Does a 3/4x16tpi for a 5/8 plain spindle adapter exist?

Not a true answer to your question, however you say that your lathe spindle is plain (I take to mean unthreaded). Any spindle adaptor would therefore need a grub screw or similar to secure it. It ...
  • 11

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible