Central Connecticut Woodturners

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Chuck Protection

Adjustable chucks increase the flexibility of the lathe, but they can be hard on hands that get too close. Here are a few protective techniques to save your knuckles: 1. Get an elastic wrist or ankle sweat band from a sporting goods store and wrap it over the protruding jaws of the chuck.  These bands are brightly colored making the spinning jaws more visible and offer some cushion in the event of contact. 2. Cut a band from a plastic soda bottle of appropriate dimension to fit over the jaws.  3. Stick a piece of stiff tape to the side of one or more jaws.  When you get too close the tape will slap your hand before the jaws.   It blows dust and chips away too.
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Events

The October meeting will be on Tuesday October 24th at 6:30PM at Jim Kephart's shop 85 Hilliard St., Manchester

George Upton will be demonstrating.

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday October 29th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending.

Turn for Troops Turn-a-thon  Sat Nov 12th Manchester Woodcraft