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#1 posted 08-25-2017 01:02 PM

Glad you got it off but be careful whacking the chuck key. I would clamp a rod (like a 1/2” bowl gouge) between the jaws and use it for leverage.
I don’t use the plastic washers but lots of folks make them from milk jugs or similar items.
If you have a handwheel you may be able to drill a hold through it and use the knockout bar to lock it. My lathe has a spindle lock but the knockout bar fits the holes already in my Nova handwheel perfectly. Makes sure the pin for the spindle lock stays functional for indexing … some folks have sheared the pin off.

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