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 June meeting will take place on Tuesday June 27th at 6:30PM at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft

Chris Dudley will be demonstrating 'Goblets'.

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday June 25th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." style="font-size: 13px;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.