My $.22 faceplate

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Blog entry by Jack Lewis posted 08-08-2018 07:00 PM 1270 reads 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use face plates and sacrificial stock for segmented rings. I hot melt glue rings to true up the surfaces and afterwards to center/mount/glue rings together. I also use face plates for heavy blanks and half logs. When prepping all the rings at the same time it uses too many face plates or I run out of them. I fell in love with the idea of face plate rings found for Nova chucks (very pricey), priced a similar unit to be made at a machine shop and the price was more than Nova charged.

Here is my $.22 cent face plate ring.

A 1”ID steel washer fits a 2” scroll chuck, I drilled 4 appropriate holes for mounting.

In order to allow the dovetail jaws to grip between the 1” washer and stock, I placed a flat washers of appropriate size between the stock and 1” washer to space it away.

With blanks and rounds the washer/face plate ring and spacer can be screwed directly to the stock and left mounted until use procedure is completed. This method allows the project to be removed from the lathe and returned on center.

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#1 posted 08-08-2018 08:28 PM

Great idea thank you.

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#2 posted 08-09-2018 02:25 AM

Very interesting!!!

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#3 posted 08-09-2018 06:12 PM

Great idea! I have wished Oneway made face plate rings. I gotta do that. Thanks!!!

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#4 posted 08-09-2018 08:02 PM


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#5 posted 08-11-2018 12:59 AM

Pretty cool

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