John Solberg and Peter Tkacs describe the options and process of building a vacuum chuck system for your woodturning. They present the demo in a fun and entertaining way as the Bruised Brothers.
This was filmed at the February meeting of the Golden Triangle Woodturners in Denton, Texas.
We meet the first Monday of each month at 7PM at the Visual Arts Center located at Hickory and Bell in Denton, Texas
John’s vacuum chuck is a commercially purchased system, made by Oneway Manufacturing. There are others. Many turners have also put together their own vacuum chucking system, and you certainly could, too, given a bit of research (look up “vacuum chucking for woodturning”). Either a commercial or a homemade system works well, and both alternatives have their good points.
|These are homemade vacuum chucks for holding woodturnings without using any sort of fasteners. I know these look kinda beat BUT I have been using them for many many years.
In fact I couldn't get along without them. Especially the large disc chuck.
My vacuum system is on my Lathe and tools page.