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Can you get by with one chuck? (Read 458 times)
 
John Grace
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Re: Can you get by with one chuck?
Reply #30 - May 21st, 2020 at 7:44am
 
Needless to say...I for one cannot 'get by' with just one chuck, other results may vary.   Grin
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Re: Can you get by with one chuck?
Reply #31 - May 21st, 2020 at 8:03am
 
To the OP, I assumed that the question was rhetorical. It would appear that I don't have the same tool budget as most of the others who have posted. I simply cannot afford to have several chucks, each with several sets of jaws. That said, I turn for a hobby. I suppose that, if I was selling work, I would use some of the profits for the convenience of having more than one chuck. I do have more than one gouge, after all.

I have not re-read the original post, but I don't recall the OP saying if he turned for fun or profit - or both. I would think that may colour the replies somewhat.
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Re: Can you get by with one chuck?
Reply #32 - May 21st, 2020 at 1:49pm
 
Grant Wilkinson wrote on May 21st, 2020 at 8:03am:
I have not re-read the original post, but I don't recall the OP saying if he turned for fun or profit - or both. I would think that may colour the replies somewhat.


Couldn't agree more Grant.  Turning is my hobby but it quickly became apparent that it was an expensive hobby while also producing way too many pieces that I could give the wife and/or friends and relatives.  I attend my local farmer's market annually where I sell most or most of my pieces once a year.  That money goes into funding my hobby to the extent possible.  Is it a one for one?  Probably not...but as I tell the wife, I don't drink, smoke, or go to strip clubs.  If this is my one vice then she's fine with it.
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Re: Can you get by with one chuck?
Reply #33 - May 21st, 2020 at 7:06pm
 
John Grace asked, paraphrased, "What does the inside profile of the Vicmarc jaws look like?"

The Vicmarc jaw is shaped like a true half dovetail - the outside is vertical and the angled inside is also a straight surface, so the entire inside surface of the jaw is making contact with the tenon.  The top inside edge is sharp.  The inside of my Nova jaws is not straight - it bulges out near the top and the inside top edge is chamfered.  There would seem to be less contact area as a result.
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Re: Can you get by with one chuck?
Reply #34 - May 21st, 2020 at 7:58pm
 
The main difference is that with the Vicmarc you have a more secure mechanical connection due to the profile.
The Nova design is 'supposed to crush the wood fibers not cut them and that's why there is only a subtle "dovetail" profile.
The Vicmarc jaws have a traditional Dovetail profile as Don mentioned.
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