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 July meeting will be on Tuesday July 24th at 6:30pm at Parkerville Wood Products at 580 Parker Street, Manchester, CT.

Dam Merlo will be demonstrating a “Winged Bowl”

Jim Kephart's Open Shop Sunday July 29th 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.

Open Shop Events:
NO OPEN SHOP at Jim Kephart's in August