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  • #5838

    Triumph Dave
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    Hi,I’ve decided that after a year,the hobby is for me.I brought a Clarke AWL lathe a year ago to see if I’d use it as much as anything.Well use it I did,I even splashed out on a Nova chuck with 50mm jaws and then got a set of 35mm Sorby jaws from Ed’s (doubled the price of the lathe already)

    Now I’ve set my heart on Axminsters AT1416VS,but what has stopped me is that it has a 33mm shaft,too tight to get an insert for my chuck.

    do I…

    1 get an exert to fit,but then my chuck is a long way ahead of the bearing

    2 get my chuck machined out to take an insert

    3 bite the bullet and sell my chuck and get the Axminster one,which I feel loathe to do as I feel I have the better chuck in the Nova,or am I wrong?,and would have to buy all of the jaw sets again.

    Does anyone have any views either way? or another possible solution.

    cheers

    Dave

  • #5841
    ed (the amateur) turner
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Hi Dave

    If you are going to buy the AT1416VS then the excert should be idea should be dropped the distance between centres for that lathe is 400mm an excert and chuck will be taking over 100mm out of that so you would be left with under 300mm between centres.

    Option 2 is also out of the question the thread in the Nova and Patriot chucks is something like M35 so there’s not of a size difference in the two threads so hence why the excert is made.

    So the best bet is new lathe new chuck – You could always buy a Patriot chuck direct thread from me of course 🙂

    All the best

    Ed

     

  • #10473

    tbezzina
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    Hi All,

    it’s been a while since my last post but I haven’t stopped turning 🙂 .  I was recently donated an Emco db5 which is not a great lathe but it does it’s job.  I am restoring it and would like to know what kind of chuck would be most ideal to turn some bowls on it.   I have a nova chuck on my smaller Charnwood lathe and was wondering if I can use something a bit bigger on the emco.

    Any ideas are welcome.

    Thanks

    Trevor

     

  • #10604
    ed (the amateur) turner
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Hi Trevor

    The Nova should work on your new lathe. You might need to buy a thread adaptor to use it but it will work fine. You could change the jaws if your turning lager pieces.

    I do a lot of turning on my Patriot chucks and have turned diameters of over 2′ on my Patriot chucks.

    Regards

     

    Ed

  • #10605

    tbezzina
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    Thanks Ed,

    I did not go far off your suggestion then since last week I got a supernova chuck and the little I tried it out it seems it does the job.  I opted for a chuck with a direct thread as I try to avoid having too many components in the equation.  Now it’s my turn to do the turning  🙂  …

    Regards

    Trevor

     

  • #10620
    ed (the amateur) turner
    ed (the amateur) turner
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    Glad to hear that you sorted it Trevor.

    Sorry I did not get back to you sooner, forgot to check the forum.

    Enjoy your new chuck 🙂

    All the best

     

    Ed

  • #10622

    tbezzina
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    No worries Ed,

    Thanks for the tips all the same.

    Regards

    Trevor

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