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  1. #1
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    Default The Titan is massive!

    Finally got my Titan rigged with it's PowerGrip Jaws. All from New Zealand... at least that's what it says on 'em.
    The ideal size of tenon for the PowerGrips is 114mm. That let's 'em amost close to a complete circle. It'll take a tenon 41mm long.
    Pic 1. Jaws closed.
    Pic 2. It opens up to accept about 125mm.
    Pic 3. Size comparison... sitting beside a SuperNova2. (The #1 jaw on my SN2 is blackened so I can mark the piece without searching for the end of the jaw slide.)
    Al
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    OK Al, now go & get a tree to turn it it.....
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    seems big enough to hold a piece of timber as big as a horse
    don't have too much fun whilst using it
    You'll have to tie down the lathe but I see that it's pretty bulky in its own right

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    like they say (everything is big in texas) what a monster of a chuck, i want one ,would be great for big stuff . bob

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    Sweet!
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    Sure make big boys in NZ
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    Yeah, it's a nice bit of kit alright.
    Cheers, Ern

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    Looks very good Al, now lets have some fun !
    You have a Oneway, right. Very good machine.

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    Man, that thing will have some inertia Al. Don't stand too close when you start it up - it might create its own gravitational field.

    What's the finish quality like? I heard someone here having a grumble about some chucks from NZ recently. Maybe they were from NZ via Chinasia?

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    The ideal size of tenon for the PowerGrips is 114mm. That let's 'em amost close to a complete circle. It'll take a tenon 41mm long.
    Al,

    That seems a entirely appropriate size of chuck for your neck of the woods


    So now we can see some decent sized bowls......

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    Hmmm - wouldn't look out of place on the Stubby - do those jaws fit on the SN2 Al ????? If they do, they'll also fit on my Vermec chuck - hmmmm
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    Default Small tree...

    Took Cliff's advice, but it wasn't a really big tree... this is a chunk of cured native Elm... sorry tree... (smells like pee when it's green, and smells up the house if you burn it in your fireplace...) and it's hard as Texas clay when it's cured. But it makes pretty stuff. This piece will be a large Brandy Snifter... wood's got a crack, so it'll have to be turned down some more... I may have to use glue on it.
    Having to use a Spindle Adapter on all my chucks, it sticks it out a good distance from the headstock, so I won't try their advertisement trick (I just think it's a bit heavy that far out from the headstock); so I use my tailstock 'til I get ready to hollow, and then the steady rest. But it spins it true, and really hangs on. The T-Track Steady Rest is modified from the article by Ron Mostel in Woodturning Projects & Techniques Winter 2008 Issue. (Got a pdf file of it, if any of you want a copy of it, email me. It's too big to post here.)

    Vern, I don't know if these jaws will fit the SN2s, but I don't think so... they have three alignment gizmos on the bottom... I'll check it out in the morning, and let you know for sure. It would look good on yer Stubby!

    Hughie... I wish!

    Wayne, the fit and finish are superb! It, and both SN2s, have the three rings close to the back end. Excellent workmanship... as I have always expected from Teknatool. The "dowel screws" that hold in the key gizmo will make it hard to turn if you tighten them too tight. I've taken it completely apart to check it out, and lube it well, and everything is machined perfectly.

    Yep, Ad, it's a Oneway... and I feel very fortunate that when I was shopping for a new lathe, Her Majesty told me to get it. It paid for itself in a little over a year.
    Al
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    Without going over the websites Vern, these Powergrips were designed only for the Titan. They have three screw holes. There's a different set of Powergrips for the SN2.

    PS: if you like faceplate rings, these Powergrip jaws work very nicely with the Nova 130mm ring.
    Last edited by rsser; 22nd Feb 2008 at 04:30 PM. Reason: PS added
    Cheers, Ern

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    [Vern, I don't know if these jaws will fit the SN2s, but I don't think so... they have three alignment gizmos on the bottom... I'll check it out in the morning, and let you know for sure. It would look good on yer Stubby!

    Hughie... I wish!
    thought you would like that..

    Vern if you read the Teknatool specs on both chucks they appear to have the same max capacity, Titan and SN2.

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    Vern, I was wrong about the alignment ridges on the bottom of the jaws. The Titan PowerGrip Jaws have two alignment ridges on the bottom of the jaws. The second ridge hits the back end of the jaw slide on the SN2 Chuck... so they don't fit the SN2s.
    Al
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