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turnerted
16th Sep 2010, 05:36 PM
G'day
I would like to be able to mount a chuck on a stand off the lathe so's I can mount a bowl to work on embelishing it by carving etc .I know there are commercial versions of this but I recall seeing a homemade version of this on a web page of a forum member but now I can't locate it . Can anyone help?I allready have an M30x3.5 nut and bolt to use .
Thanks
Ted

Manuka Jock
16th Sep 2010, 05:44 PM
Screw and glue the appropriate chuck insert onto a hardwood dowel .
Clamp , glue , screw, nail, the dowel to a firm something . Spin the chuck onto the insert .
Go to town in the piece. :2tsup:

joe greiner
16th Sep 2010, 09:19 PM
Glue a piece of all-thread in a hole drilled in a bowling ball, and mount the chuck on it.

Like this: http://www.woodworkforums.com/f10/securing-job-47885/

Cheers,
Joe

Paul39
17th Sep 2010, 04:40 AM
I like the bowling ball universal joint referred to above.

Grab your bolt in a vise, put the nut on the bolt, put the chuck on the end of the bolt, bring the nut tight against the chuck, mount the bowl.

With this you can turn the bowl in 1/6th turns and tilt it a bit, by taking the whole assembly out of the vise, repositioning and tightening.

If you do not have a machinists vise, buy a good stout one, 4 inch wide jaws, 4 inch opening or larger. They are handy for many things.

Another option, have the head of the bolt welded to the center of a 12 inch round steel plate, 3/8 or 1/2 inch thick mount chuck as above. A machine shop might have an off cut and do the welding.

Another option, weld bolt to an auto brake drum, available for scrap price or free from a mechanic. Fill with concrete for more weight if needed.

You might also have the bolt welded at an angle to the side of the bowl is better angled for working. You would rotate the piece by loosening the chuck and rotating, or releasing the chuck grip and rotating.

Fredo
18th Sep 2010, 05:28 PM
turnerted - Try this link, it has some photos of the one I use. Hope this helps.
http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/extra-hand-58949/

Fredo :U

turnerted
19th Sep 2010, 05:49 PM
Thanks for the suggestions .I'll probably end up making something similar to Fredo's design .

Ted

Paul39
21st Sep 2010, 04:31 AM
Stumbled upon this looking for face plates.

Noble Associates (http://www.wbnoble.com/), click on faceplates, scroll down.

Probably not effective to ship to OZ, but purchase the right size bolt, chuck in your lathe and use a file and sand paper to cut to fit.

Or show the photo to someone with a metal lathe.

turnerted
5th Oct 2010, 04:45 PM
This is what I came up with . I'm a better woodturner than I am a welder but I think it will hold together .
Ted

TTIT
5th Oct 2010, 05:22 PM
The trick is to get some paint on it before you post it up here - hides a lot of the rough stuff :;.
Another simple way to make a clamp that will hold the chuck solidly is the way I've done mine here (painted of course!) (http://www.ttit.id.au/gadgets/gadgets.htm#Chuck-clamp)

RETIRED
5th Oct 2010, 05:31 PM
The trick is to get some paint on it before you post it up here - hides a lot of the rough stuff :;.
Another simple way to make a clamp that will hold the chuck solidly is the way I've done mine here (painted of course!) (http://www.ttit.id.au/gadgets/gadgets.htm#Chuck-clamp)
What!!! NO swivel? :whistling2:

Frank&Earnest
5th Oct 2010, 06:35 PM
I had considered buying the one Jim is selling, but I found that for my limited carving needs clamping the nut in a swivel vice is sufficient. No expectations of heavy mallet blows but because carving takes a relatively long time I would not want to disable the lathe for the duration anyway.

Jim Carroll
5th Oct 2010, 07:25 PM
I had considered buying the one Jim is selling, but I found that for my limited carving needs clamping the nut in a swivel vice is sufficient. No expectations of heavy mallet blows but because carving takes a relatively long time I would not want to disable the lathe for the duration anyway.

Thats why you use the bench clamp (http://carrolls.sitesuite.net.au/shop/item/woodcut-pro-mount-bench-stand) you can then still use the lathe if needed and carve when you want.

Sawdust Maker
5th Oct 2010, 08:19 PM
What!!! NO swivel? :whistling2:


Have I missed something?
It looks like it would swivel???

RETIRED
5th Oct 2010, 09:10 PM
Have I missed something?
It looks like it would swivel???I was talking about a ball mount for nearly 360 degree swing.

Very unlike Vern not to over engineer something.:D:wink:

joe greiner
5th Oct 2010, 09:11 PM
In lieu of permanent attachment, Jim's Bench Stand can be attached to a small piece of wood, to be clamped in a vise when needed. I have an electric chain saw sharpener mounted that way, and use it intermittently. That's how you have to do things when your shop is a sliding-block puzzle.

Cheers,
Joe

Frank&Earnest
5th Oct 2010, 11:31 PM
Thats why you use the bench clamp (http://carrolls.sitesuite.net.au/shop/item/woodcut-pro-mount-bench-stand) you can then still use the lathe if needed and carve when you want.

Yes, I saw that, thanks. Sorry I was a bit cryptic, I meant that I would have chosen a bench mount anyway and the already mounted swivel vice proved to be good enough for the little I wanted to do, so I did not go any further. Of course, a purpose built device would be the next step should my needs increase.

Paul39
6th Oct 2010, 03:04 AM
This is what I came up with . I'm a better woodturner than I am a welder but I think it will hold together .
Ted

Very nice, for shop made fixtures we are not graded on how pretty it is, but does it work.

A bit of filing, grinding, sanding, to get the sharp points off and a coat of paint does wonders.

I get a great deal of satisfaction from seeing some wonderous tool and making or finding an equal substitute for 1/4 or less.

I am also a hobby turner, retired, with more time than money.

turnerted
6th Oct 2010, 04:58 PM
TTIT
Your design was the one I was trying to find . I had better put some paint on my one .
Jim
I don't think having the lathe tied up with the clamp is a big problem , after all there is only one of me and if I'm carving I'm obviously not turning , never the less ,I do have the remnants of an unsuccessful freestanding outboard turning stand which the chuck clamp would fit on . I could then make it a bit lower so's I could sit down to work .

Ted