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Can you buy pin chucks or are they normally home made. Has any one made one or used one.
This is the sort of thing I mean these look home made.
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Many engineering suppliers stock , I have a set by Starret .
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I know that Eclipse used to make them?
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bradaz11 wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:06 pm hmmm, I wonder...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=pin+chuck&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
Thanks but that,s not what I am after.
I guess I will just have to make some my self.
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what are you after as thats what pin chucks are to most people?
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Having done some googling there is apparently a woodworking tool called a pin chuck, which is a spindle with a flat like the images above, on which is placed a pin. This is inserted into a hole and when rotated in a lathe, the pin rolls off centre to lock the work piece in place.

Never heard or seen it before.

I use a number of the eclipse machinists pin vices, very useful I find.
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strangesam wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:34 pm Having done some googling there is apparently a woodworking tool called a pin chuck, which is a spindle with a flat like the images above, on which is placed a pin. This is inserted into a hole and when rotated in a lathe, the pin rolls off centre to lock the work piece in place.

Never heard or seen it before.

I use a number of the eclipse machinists pin vices, very useful I find.
Yes that is exactly what I was looking for. I guess I will have to make them my self.
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#9 Post by bradaz11 »

strangesam wrote: Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:34 pm Having done some googling there is apparently a woodworking tool called a pin chuck, which is a spindle with a flat like the images above, on which is placed a pin. This is inserted into a hole and when rotated in a lathe, the pin rolls off centre to lock the work piece in place.

Never heard or seen it before.

I use a number of the eclipse machinists pin vices, very useful I find.
is the flat, well flat? or at an angle so it rolls and forms a wedge? and then need left handed and right handed versions?
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Its flat.
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