Anything you wanted to know about chucks and more

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Review by MsDebbieP posted 05-19-2011 04:30 PM 3169 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This book review is from the May-June 2011 issue of our LumberJocks’ eMag

Fox Chapel Publishing is donating another book for a free draw!
Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning by Doc Green


The tagline for the book “Fixtures and Chucks for Woodturning” says, “Everything you need to know to secure wood on your lathe” and I don’t think that is an exaggeration.

What more can there be when you have section headings of:
  • Drive Centers and Live Centers
  • Faceplates and Screw Centers
  • Scroll Chucks
  • Handy Shopmade Chucks
  • Jam Chucks
  • Collets and Mandrels
  • Cole Jaws, Doughnut Chucks, Longworth Chucks
  • Vacuum and Vacuum Systems
  • Vacuum Chucks
  • Steady Rests
  • Turning Projects, and
  • Assembled Pieces

This book provides not only information on the above topics along with a multitude of photos but, also, is intermixed with projects such as turning an egg or a goblet with a lid. If you’re wondering about turning punky wood or attaching to end grain, well that information is in here too. Fantastic!


My Ratings of The Book
Layout and Appearance: Good balance of photos, how-to instructions, projects. Thumbs Up!
Instructions: Clear information and instructions Thumbs Up!
Projects Selection: An unexpected bonus in this book. Great.
Inspiration: Lots of information to open the door to creative turnings. Thumbs Up!
Overall: Thumbs Up!



One random draw winner will receive a copy of the book.
To enter your name in the draw, click here and answer the two easy questions.
Deadline: June 10, 2011

Another big thank-you to Fox Chapel Publishing for their continued donation of books for free draws here at

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 09:52 AM

Thanks for the review. Sounds like a book I’d enjoy getting into.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 05-20-2011 12:16 PM

get your name in for the draw! You never know..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 12:54 AM

Thanks Deb

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 01:26 AM

what the heck is an ISBN?

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 01:32 AM

Click on the link to the book …... and in the description you will see it’s number.
(books have their own unique number: International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

Good luck with the two answers and the draw

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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