Vacuum Chucking: Initial Impressions
By Curtis Turner
Round Rock, Texas
A vacuum chuck is a system designed to draw a vacuum through the headstock for the purpose of holding a work piece to a lathe without support from the tailstock. Typically, vacuum chucking is used to reverse mount a bowl or platter to provide total access to the bottom of the item. There are several advantages to this system.
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Turning with Temple:
Long Thin-Stem Goblets
By Temple Blackwood
A pair of goblets or flutes can make a remarkably fine wedding present. In this Turning with Temple column, Temple shows you the process of how to create these long, thin-stem goblets on your lathe.
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Our friends at Popular Woodworking have a new episode of Woodturning with Tim Yoder, Episode 8: Turning a Roman Canteen.
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Improve Your Turning with the Oneway Woodworm Screw
This month, Phil has a tip on using the Oneway Woodworm Screw in your chuck and how it helps your turning process.
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