Hold Fast - 3" Vacuum Chuck Kit 1-1/4" x 8 TPI
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More and more often turners are solving difficult workpiece holding problems by using vacuum chucking. Vacuum chucking is perfect for securely holding turnings without marring surfaces and fast...
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The Hold Fast system along with a compressor is all you need to set up a vacuum chuck on any lathe with a hollow headstock spindle and #2 Morse Taper. System is comprised of a dual venture vacuum generator which requires only 2.5 CFM between 55 and 65 PSI. The vacuum generator has a built in pressure regulator and vacuum gauge. The vacuum adapter passes through your hollow headstock to connect the vacuum generator to the vacuum chuck. The adapter's sealed bearing greatly reduce the vacuum required compared to other brand adapter with "leaky" unsealed bearings. The adapter features an 18" plated threaded tube which you cut to fit your lathe headstock. The 3" Vacuum Chuck Head can hold convex or concave shaped workpieces. Made of glass filled nylon with an aluminum mounting adapter and comes with two O-ring seals to hold convex or concave pieces and anti lock spindle washer. This system includes everything you need to move up to vacuum chucking, including an instructional DVD.
• 1-1/4" x 8 TPI
• Dual venture vacuum generator which requires only 2.5 CFM between 55 and 65 PSI
• Perfect for securely holding turnings without marring surfaces
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You might say, what’s the big deal about turning a bowl in about 3 hours time, anyone can do that! Well in this project we will instruct you on how to turn a bowl while it’s green, dry it, finish it, all in just a few hours. John Wolf (from the Turning Tuesday’s woodworkers) shows us how it’s done starting out with a piece of “green” curly maple saved from the scrap pile.
The Hold Fast holds bowls very securely and has allowed me to make some repairs to bowls that otherwise would have been throwaways. I have the smallest compressor they make, a pancake, and it still does the job!