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Alan Charleston24/01/2021 06:20:27
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Hi,

I came across this video on youtube. Joe Pieczynski is making a P M Research model engine lathe. In this episode he's making a 1" 4 jaw chuck. Really interesting but a bit beyond me I think.

Regards,

Alan

Alan Charleston24/01/2021 06:22:10
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Sorry,

Here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtlXg-iU2XI

Regards,

Alan

David George 124/01/2021 08:16:38
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I made the same lathe and chuck a couple of years ago. The difference is I made the chuck body from one piece of steel and the jaws were made from gauge plate and hardened and tempered. I also fitted miniature ball bearings to spindle and a collet set plus an electric motor with variable drive. Sorry about leaving the chuck key in but it looked better for photo.

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I have since made a cover for the motor to keep out swarf and it looks more in keeping.

David

old mart24/01/2021 16:20:59
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An impressive undertaking, DG, you must be very proud. And correct in preempting any comments about the chuck key.

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