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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The March meeting will be on Tuesday March 27th at 6:30 PM at Parkerville Wood Products at 580 Parker Street, Manchester, CT.

Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating "Dyes & Coloring".

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday March 25th 1-4PM.  Bring your tools, wood & come have fun.  If interested please contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.