Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Shifting chuck jaws

  1. #1
    Supporting Member mklotz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    LA, CA, USA
    Thanked 5,224 Times in 1,738 Posts

    mklotz's Tools

    Shifting chuck jaws

    Reversing jaws in a lathe chuck can be tedious. Originally I made two (one for 3jaw, one for 4) small cranks like the one shown in the picture. They worked very well but later I bought a battery-operated screwdriver (great tool!) to use as an impromptu power feed on my Unimat.

    A 3/8" socket driver happened to fit the 3jaw but wasn't long enough to get the jaws out of the 4jaw. I sacrificed a 1/4" Allen wrench and made the long reach fitting at the bottom of the picture. Works well.

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook
    Last edited by mklotz; Jul 5, 2017 at 05:10 PM.
    Regards, Marv

    Home Shop Freeware

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to mklotz For This Useful Post:

    Jon (Aug 29, 2015), kbalch (Aug 31, 2015), PJs (Sep 2, 2015)

  3. #2
    kbalch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Clermont, FL
    Thanked 524 Times in 378 Posts
    Thanks mklotz! I've added your Chuck Jaw Socket to our Lathe Accessories category, as well as to your builder page: mklotz's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts