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post #1 of 2 Old 12-01-2011, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,

So being Dec. 1 I figured I should start on my christmas presents, better late than never right? So, I have one friend who would love a pair of chopsticks.

The turning should be easy enough, but I'm wondering how to secure the blank into the lathe. I do not have a jaw chuck, but I do have a bottle stopper chuck from Penn state http://www.pennstateind.com/store/PK-BS1-M.html.

I was thinking that I could drill the 3/8 inch hole, screw in the blank and then bring the live center up to the other end. Then I would just part it off before the screw chuck and live center ends. Does this sound like it would be secure enough? My only other option, short of buying a new chuck(Twist my arm haha), would be to use the live center with a spur center.

Thanks for all your help, this site has been an invaluable resource for someone just getting into woodworking!
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You can turn them between centers, most folks prefer four-jaw chuck with smallest jaws. Don’t waste time with a 3-jaw chuck.

http://woodturning.pennstateind.com/search/index?query=4-jaw+chucks&x=17&y=42
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