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

Ornament turning workshop events on Saturday 8/3 & 8/10 at 10am at Ken Rowe's shop 55 Main Street Durham, Ct 06422.  Bring your spindle & detail gouges & small hollowing tools if you have them.  Contact John Webber if you have not already signed up & want to attend 682-561-2787
 
Open Shop Events:
NO OPEN SHOP at Jim Kephart's in August
NO club meeting

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