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post #1 of 3 Old 06-01-2010, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie Needs a Little Help

I am a bit new to call turning and lathe work Turkey Pot Calls are what I am getting into..........I have been turning a little and have decided to buy my own lathe........I went and picked it up today for a little of nothing literally.......It is a Harbour Freight 45276 14" by 40" given to me by a fella I know........I know not to expect much from this lathe as it is a low end model but hopefully it will get me started in my venture and hold me off till I can afford a higher end lathe........My ? is what chucks do I need and where do I get them???My Dads lathe has a tapered shaft the chucks slip in and out of when changing and the one I have is a threaded shaft to add the chucks ect. and says it is a 3/4-10 spindle size......Basically I want a Jaw chuck to hold the pots and a faceplate as well...The Pot Calls I will be making have a 4 inch outside Diameter roughly...also anything you guys that have been at this a while can recommend will be very helpful.......Thanks in advance helping this Newbie......
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woodcraft or penn state industries would be the best to get a chuck. Greg Keats Has a great book on turning game calls. covers duck, Goose and Turkey calls. Also has some great designs as well in there for some more advanced turning. i rarely use chucks to turn turkey pot calls, i use a bottle stopper and find that is the best way to turn pot calls. once done i drill the threads out to make the call look nice
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I got two Pennacle chucks at Woodcraft for around $70 each. I use both with different jaw sizes to make each pot call. Not sure if it comes with the adapter or not, but either way that is a cheap part
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