Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Baxter, Tennessee
I have some Bestwoodtools faceplates along with a few other things they sell. They only live about 50 miles from me. Good stuff. However I never use a faceplate on my bowls. They are all started between centers and then hollowed using a chuck.
I use the Vicmarc V100. However I also have the ChucksPlus copy and the Grizzly copy of the same chuck. You can get them for $109 for the Griz, $169 for the CHucksPlus and $239 for the Vicmarc. A very good investment. I've turned bowls up to 19" using the standard 2" jaws but I now have much larger jaws (thus the other chucks).
I do use faceplates for larger hollow vessels but seldom do many of those.