Think I've narrowed it down to two chucks: the Penn State that comes with 2 sets of jaws plus 8" jumbo jaws, and a woodworm screw, or the Nova 48111. I suppose the Nova is of better quality, but there is more value in the Penn State IF the quality is acceptable. At least one poster has expressed his satisfaction with the PS chuck.
Also, can a tenon be clamped in the recess I've indicated on the Nova chuck? If so, it would probably serve my needs just as well as the PS chuck.
I don't know anyone locally into woodturning, and there are no clubs to my knowledge. There is really nowhere I can go to possibly see different chucks, and other equipment, being used.
Many thanks to all,
Last edited by jspriddy; 02-02-2018 at 10:24 PM.