what kind of chuck would i use to turn wood if i would use a chuck to turn wood?
hi all, new here and my question is more serious than the title.
I've used a lathe before but not a lot. I have a Grizzly G8690 VS Wood Lathe mini (yeah i know it's not much but i just want to do some small projects like chess pieces). Anyway i was thinking i wanted to put a chuck on it and i'm confused about whether to use a 3 jaw or 4 jaw chuck.
I remember from 8th grade shop ripping the stock price to an octagon before putting it on the lathe. But it doesn't seem that a 3 jaw chuck would center an octagon. Yet the 3 jaw one seems to be the most common.
of course the 4 jaw would do it, (it's a little more to buy that one). But what shape fits a 3 jaw chuck? Round of course, but who starts with round stock or hexagonal?
thanks in advance for any advise