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

The Woodworking Show  will be held January 11th-13th up at the Big E in the Young building.  Times are Friday 12-6; Saturday 10-6; Sunday 10-3.  Come out to see your fellow turners!

The January meeting will take place on Tuesday January 22nd at 6:30PM.  Meeting will be held at Jim Kephart's shop 85 Hilliard Ave., Manchester

Joe Garfola will be demonstrating inside/out turning.

 Bring your ideas for demos for 2019!

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