Three Jaw Overshoes For Bowlturning
Three jaw overshoes for bowlturning is post about Turning bookmarked by martin with ID 12701378229 was uploaded on 24-01-2019 and has been viewed 39,555 times.
Like many avid woodturners, I use a three-jaw chuck for bowlturning and other faceplate work.With it you can avoid scr*w holes in the bottom of the bowl or skip the step of gluing on a waste bottom with paper between.
But the three-jaw chuck is limited in the size range it can hold, and it contacts the workpiece at only three points, limiting the strength of its grip if you overtighten it you will mar the work.I overcome these problems by adding wooden 'overshoes' to the chuck.
The overshoes, shown above, are simply three 2-in.thick, wooden circle segments.I cut a groove in the back of each segment and bolt the piece to the jaw with two countersunk Allen bolts.Annealed chuck jaws, which can be drilled and tapped for the bolts, are available for most chucks; it's handy to have more than one set...