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post #1 of 4 Old 02-22-2011, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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Face Plates

I'm having a mental freeze right now, so maybe someone can help me out. The face plate that came with my lathe was something like 4-5" in diameter. I've got some smaller chunks of wood I want to play with, but my current face plate will extend past the edge of the wood. Do you just buy a smaller face plate, turn between centers or what? Can you fabricate one out of wood (if so, please describe) and then chuck up in a chuck (I have G3 if that matters)?
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You can screw a waste block or couple of blocks, to your faceplate then glue chunks of wood to the waste block.

I have drilled a hole in a waste block, to fit tenon turned on small piece of wood then used hot glue.

Some folks use the Screw Center that comes with their scroll chuck too.

Some folks make wood faceplates using Beall Spindle Tap. They come in either 1” x 8 tpi, 1-1/4” x 8 tpi, and 33mm x 3.5

http://www.packardwoodworks.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Produc t_Code=113901&Category_Code=

For really small work folks buy a collet chuck. Beall, Axminster, and Penn State models very popular.

Screen=PROD&Store_Code=packard&Product_Code=113920 &Category_Code=

http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/store/Chucks___Collet___Axminster_Jr__Chuck___axjr_chuck ?Args=


Of course turning between centers always and option.
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Not sure what your asking. If you have a chuck just put the piece of wood between centers, rough it out if necessary and turn a tenon or rebate and then mount it in the chuck.
If your wanting to use the large faceplate to turn something smaller just put a waste block on large faceplate and turn the front size down to what you need to glue work onto.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-22-2011, 09:38 PM
Yea i got wood
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i didnt understand either untill a few monthes ago
read alot here and look at a chuck for your lathe
they are awsome
watch alot of youtube videos
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