Chuck!... there are some nice 4 jaw chucks out there for wood
lathes... now, granted it doesn't get around the "I've already got one"
issue... but... one thing to think about while using a metal lathe...
Ya' ain't just kickin' up chips here... and you'll probably do the
wise thing and... after cranking up the speed a bit to finish your turning and
get a nice smooth cut... crank it up a bit more and lay the sand paper to
it to get the really nice finish... and then... perhaps, while it
still turning, decide to apply wax or friction polish...
... while you're doing all of this, of course, you're drippin'
(Drippin'?? Did I say 'Drippin!'? I should say 'being thrown
around by the spinning wooden object in front of you...') gunk, and mixing
with some pretty fine sawdust and all of that is getting in and on the various
drives and gears on your metal lathe...
... sure ya' don't wanna' get a good wood lathe???
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 8:39
Subject: Re: [medievalsawdust]
Part of the reason I want to use a metal lathe is
that I'm getting one already and secondly I like the idea of a chuck for