Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Cedar Hill, MO.
When screwed on the face plate you are dealing with side grain only, while expanding your chuck in the recess end grain becomes a factor, try to losing your chuck and rotate it just a little see if it helps. could also be moisture content of the wood changing making the wood shift. but I do prefer using the worm screw over the faceplate, so when i reverse chuck it my tail stock is use to keep it on center while expanding the chuck jaws..
"Just because your not bleeding, don't mean your turning safely"..
Last edited by Jeff4woodturning; 12-14-2011 at 06:47 AM.