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Forgot homemade drying chuck
Posted by: Elrod (150.199.191.---)
Date: November 20, 2001 11:01AM

Forgot to mention and this may be well known, but made a homemade semiself-centering drying chuck. Take a 1/2" or 3/4" boark and cut a circle approx 4" in diameter. Drill center to fit your motor. Now around the circle put six 1" screws in an equal spacing from each other and center (place about 1/2" in from outer edge of board) Do not sink screws but leave about 1/2" out. Now get six rubberbands of equal size. For butt sections with grips place rubberband from one screw to the opposing one (should have total of three) and place rod in center by stretching rubber band to slide in. If smaller diameter, then either take a rubber band for each screw and start on the screw, wrap around the blank and return to the same screw, or return to the screw next to it. (make sense?) You could have a total of 6 (if going back to same screw) or 3 (if returning to next screw).
I hope this makes sense, this costs pennies and works very well. I know someone makes one like this but not sure where I have seen it, so if you need a picture to better explain, email off list and I will scan one for you. Happy wrapping and Happy Thanksgiving.

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Re: Forgot homemade drying chuck
Posted by: Sean Tate (216.161.55.---)
Date: November 21, 2001 04:27PM

OK - whats a boark?


Actually thats a great idea, sorry for the poke...

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Re: Forgot homemade drying chuck
Posted by: Kevin Bates (---.mega.tmns.net.au)
Date: November 22, 2001 05:03AM

I have been trying to come up with an idea for such a purpous. could you please send me a picture?

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Re: Forgot homemade drying chuck
Posted by: Tony Hill (---.ras11.vahen.tii-dial.net)
Date: November 29, 2001 05:36AM

I would bet a 4" hole saw in 3/4" plywood would work very well for this. Perfectly round, with the center hole already there...

Thanks for the tip, Elrod.

What I have done is attach a diswasher line adapter to the end of my shaft. (Home Depot, $2.99) This adapter has "steps" in it to adapt to a variety of pipe sizes. The largest diameter stretches nicely around the end of a 1-1/4" grip. The smaller steps will fit most smaller sizes, down to about 5/8". I only use the big one, since I always put on my handles before the guides.


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