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

CCW Annual Picnic - Sat August 12th 11am-4pm at Alicia & Butch's house 36 Randall Rd., Lebanon, CT.  Pot Luck.  RSVP - please call Lynda (review club memeber listing ph#)
 
Open Shop Events:
NO OPEN SHOP at Jim Kephart's in August
 
The September meeting will be on Tuesday September 26th at 6:30PM at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking at the Manchester Woodcraft.  Eric Holmquist will be demonstrating.  PIZZA PARTY at 6PM too!  Spouse Show & Tell!!