Elation consternation and trepidation
So I was rounding the final turn, so to speak. Concluding hours and hours of love and labor. Sanding, lacquering, polishing. 128 pieces of maple, walnut, and purpleheart- my very first segmented piece.
And then it happened, somewhere between the third and fourth Hefewiezen.
It broke loose and flew off the lathe like a damn frisbee.
So now i need a chuck to finish my baby. I am using a jet 1236 and wanted to know what all you experts had to say about the various offerings. I need (want) one that expands to accept "cole" sp? jaws and have about 175-200 in the budget. Suggestions? are chucks worth the jack?
Also, i am seriously reconsidering using mdf as the sacrificial base. i originally had felt that it was the most stable but this is the second time i have had this happen using this method.