Yer they do weight some. It's the same size as mine. Faffing heavy
They are a lump!
I got this along with a job lot of goodies a while ago.
You still got it. Pm sent
Looks like these taylor chucks are like buses!
Back to the restoration, I use chainsaw chain oil on my chucks. The anti-fling additive helps stop it flying off the chuck when you start the lathe. I apply it with a brush & on the outside I remove the excess with a cloth.
The way oil is nice but as you say tends to ring off. I will have a look at the chainsaw chain oil.
It's certainly very 'clingy'
I will go get some today.
What is the idea behind the concave face?
It is in effect conical. The scroll is cone shaped and the jaws are drawn into the chuck, as they tighten, providing a much higher gripping force than with a conventional flat scroll.
Carrying on from the 8.5 three jaw I am now doing the four jaw. In great condition. It's been degreased and cleaned. Tomorrow I hopefully should have it built.
It's very satisfying, isn't it.
Indeed mate it is.
And the scroll form is twice as strong
I like a machine (70ton of them) but im getting the feeling you're a bit unwell
Today I finished off the four jaw Taylor chuck. Very nice and smooth running now. Also an added bonus was the original Taylor chuck key. Both 3 and 4 jaws are now complete and packed away upstairs.
That's a thing of beauty.
These pair of fat faffers weight 20kgs each.
They look nice Spencer.
I wouldn't be able to help myself - I would HAVE to pull the jaws and re-face the flats and re-punch the numbers
It did cross my mind on the three jaw. May well do when it's up and running.
Maybe you could find one that hasn't met the toolpost head on?
If you're really lucky it might even have minty jaws and the correct backplate...
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