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Our Shop / Re: Small Shops and Tiny Toolboxes
« Last post by gerritv on Today at 03:45:12 PM »
None of it, it would cease to be capable of the work I wish to do and thus become pointless.

As much as I love technology and gadgets, I can't help but feel a craftsperson who creates marvelous works with a minimum of tools is far ahead of one augmented with a fully appointed shop.
I agree. From my experience it helps in limiting the amount of time you spend chosing a tool. It does however require more creativity in fixturing and such :-) But that is where I think a lot of the pleasures come from. E.g. I often have to make a tool to make a tool to make a part. The tools then become part of the accomplishment.

Gerrit
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Our Shop / Re: Small Shops and Tiny Toolboxes
« Last post by sparky961 on Today at 03:21:50 PM »
None of it, it would cease to be capable of the work I wish to do and thus become pointless.

As much as I love technology and gadgets, I can't help but feel a craftsperson who creates marvelous works with a minimum of tools is far ahead of one augmented with a fully appointed shop.
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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by mattinker on Today at 03:04:28 PM »
Thanks Kev!
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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by krv3000 on Today at 01:20:56 PM »
a job well dun
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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by mattinker on Today at 12:51:49 PM »
Hi Matt, on the flange where the chuck fits, is there any indexing marks, or odd bolt spacing or alignment pins,  in order to get the chuck on to the flange in the same orientation every time?

Hermetic,

I have marks on the flange and the chuck.

Matthew
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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by mattinker on Today at 12:50:05 PM »
Matthew,

The small internal stones I use in my J&S 1300 EUIR cylindrical grinder are supplied as cylinders with a central hole, and can be mounted on an arbor as long or short as you wish.

For a 3" long chuck jaw you need a stone that is relatively short  say 1/2" or so so to meet my criteria would be mounted on an arbor with marginally more than 3 1/2" protrusion from the collet.

White aloxite 46 grade probably be my first choice

Thank you Andrew, it's done now! I can't see me having another chuck to grind! I'll certainly keep it in mind!
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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by hermetic on Today at 10:14:40 AM »
Hi Matt, on the flange where the chuck fits, is there any indexing marks, or odd bolt spacing or alignment pins,  in order to get the chuck on to the flange in the same orientation every time?
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Tools / Re: Edgwick Lathe
« Last post by HalifaxHerbert on Today at 10:04:33 AM »
Many thanks to VINTAGEANDCLASSICREPAIRS, TIMBY, MATTINKER and all contributors for their valuable input which is much appreciated.

I will investigate the chuck more precisely and try to determine if it is the scroll or the jaws or both which are worn.

If the chuck is beyond repair, has anybody  got some experience with Chinese made chucks or an alternative chuck when compared to the super expensive Pratt Burnerd brand ?
I do not want to go down the second hand route for obvious reasons.

Thank you again for your input.

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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by awemawson on Today at 09:11:49 AM »
Matthew,

The small internal stones I use in my J&S 1300 EUIR cylindrical grinder are supplied as cylinders with a central hole, and can be mounted on an arbor as long or short as you wish.

For a 3" long chuck jaw you need a stone that is relatively short  say 1/2" or so so to meet my criteria would be mounted on an arbor with marginally more than 3 1/2" protrusion from the collet.

White aloxite 46 grade probably be my first choice
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How to's / Re: Grinding the jaws on my three jaw chuck
« Last post by mattinker on Today at 08:28:52 AM »
Andrew,

point taken, though, these jaws are 75mm long finding a suitable stone would be a bit tough!

Matthew
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