Re: 3 Jaw Chuck
- After attempting this numerous times without recognizable effects. I just gave up and purchased a new 4 jaw self centering scroll chuck from www.amtools.com and they have 3 jaw chucks as well with already machined steel jaws.
--- In email@example.com, "JOHN" <jbutton@...> wrote:
> I.ve just got a lathe which appears unused.
> Recent posts refer to truing or boring the soft jaws.
> How is this done? drill in the tailstock or what? And how much ability to grip small objects do you lose?
> Any explanations for dummies welcome!
> Poole UK
> The sheet that comes with the Chuck is hereHello Lester
Thanks for the link
That makes things a bit clearer...Do I use a LH tool on the cross slide? Seems to me that a cross slide mounted tool would pick up any non parallelism of headstock and bed
sorry fot the dumb questions but this is all new to me - the last lathe I used -many more years ago than I care to remember- had a litte adj screw by each jaw and I was told 'do not touch them, or else'