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.

Events

Come join us at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Open House at the Manchester Woodcraft. Saturday September 8th from 9AM-3PM.  Vendors, demonstrators & exhibits. Lie Nielsen Tools will be there!

The September meeting will be on Tuesday September 25th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft. 

Cameron Johnson will be demonstrating "Getting to the Bottom of Hollowing".

Come join us at the Parkerville Wood Products Open House.  Saturday September 29th from 8AM-4PM.  

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday September 30th 1-4PM. Bring tools, wood & turn with fellow wood turners.  Remember to please contact Jim if you are interested in attending

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