My spindle blank has been cut too short.
I need to mount a spindle blank into a oneway stronghold jaw chuck (it's going to be a large chess piece) My problem is that i cut the blank a little too short with not enough waste room. If I create a spigot to fit into the chuck I will not have quite enough room to be able to part off a flat bottom next to the chuck jaws. I probably only need about 1 cm or 3/8" more room to accomplish this successfully. Is there any way I can somehow use some waste wood to help mount this so that my piece is a tiny bit longer? Is gluing a waste block on the end the only way, or are there some non-gluing tricks I can try?
Thanks for anyone willing to give me advice!