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    Axminster Pen jaws

    I fancied trying a set of axminster pen jaws but as I do all my turning on a modified metal lathe and I can not justify buying a wood lathe I purchased a set of axminster chuck jaws and spent a couple of hours in the shed modifying them on my mill to fit my chuck. Result is I can now add any of the axminster wood chucks extras to my metal working lathe.


     
     
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    Excellent work, money in the bank, and extra versatility. Two hours well spent.
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    Good to have the ability and competence,such additions make turning pens on a metal lathe a breeze. Lets see a pic?

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    Well done Dave, can we have a pic please.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
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    IT didn't happen unless we see a picture

     
     
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    This is my current lathe chuck.003.jpg

    This the difference in size of the chuck jaws I had to machine the axminster ones to fit.007.jpg

    This my existing set up ready to turn a couple of blanks with a carbide tool in the tool post.012.jpg

    This is the axminster jaws fitted to my lathe chuck.016.jpg

     
     
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    Now I have the jaws in place it occured to me that if I had a wood lathe type tool rest I could turn bowls and stuff. So my new project is machining a tool rest that will fit in my tool post holder to allow me to use gouges to turn my work. I am also making carbide gouges to use for my turning projects.

     
     
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    Thanks for the photos Dave, easy to see what you meant now, smart thinking.
    Some where I have a photo of the Hercus wood turning accessories, I will see if I can find it.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     

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