Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Snohomish, Washington
removal of wood from chuck
I like to turn bottle stoppers. I have the chuck that screws on to my lathe with a stud sticking out. According to the Penn State catalog you are to use a 23/64 drill bit to drill a hole in the block of wood. Then screw the wood onto the threaded stud. I did not use anything but my hands to thread the block of wood onto the threaded stud until it is flush with the base of the chuck. After turning the bottle stopper, I can not get the wood to unscrew. I have tried a rubber grip that you use to loosen jar lids, I tried a cloth towel with pliers. (that only ruined the bottom of the stopper) Any suggestions on another form of chuck to use or am I doing something wrong with this chuck???