Woodturner's Resource
Woodturner's Resource  
  • Featured Artist    • Websites   Support Wr
Tutorials, Projects & Tips   • Event Calendar   • Tool and Book Store
  Home Page Forum HelpSearch Map TPT Resources LoginRegister
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
I made it "better" (Read 149 times)
Ed Weber
WR Administrator
WR Patron

Posts: 5,618

Wilton, California, USA

Gender: male

JET 1642
Grizzly G0584
I made it "better"
Nov 20th, 2017 at 10:17am
This week's question is another one from WR member Tom Coghill.
We all have tools that, at least in our minds, need a little tweak or some type of alteration to work better for us. This could be anything from keeping a part from coming loose, adding a different handle, making a spacer or any sort of "fix" you've done to improve your turning experience.
How did you make or improve a tool that you are proud of that others could also make and use?
Back to top
IP Logged
Tom Coghill
WR Addict

Turning, when I am done
with my chores.

Posts: 1,100

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Gender: male

Oneway 2436, 3 HP 220V
Re: I made it "better"
Reply #1 - Nov 20th, 2017 at 4:49pm
Ok - I will start if off:

I have some large flat jaws that I use on platters and such.  The chuck tool length is too short and conflicts with home-made "cole" jaws. (see photo 1)

So ... I ground the end of the round handle to fit a socket and (photo 2) now I use a ratchet/extension/socket (photo 3) to tighten the jaws of the chuck.   The original bar works as well (photo4).

existing tool - BUT MADE BETTER!   

Photos below!

PS - I also use this option (without the extension bar on the socket) for tightening the regular jaws when I am turning green wood.  It allows me to get a much tighter grip on the wood than the standard handle. Thumbs Up
Back to top
« Last Edit: Nov 20th, 2017 at 4:50pm by Tom Coghill »  
IP Logged
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print