A Chuck in a Chuck
Sometimes, the chuck in your lathe is too big.
I needed to machine some of the aluminium castings which I had made for the cannon chassis. They were too high by 1-2mm. But, the flanges were delicate and thin walled, and although the ends were flat and roughly parallel, they were not actually parallel. I wanted to use my most rigid and precise lathe, which is the Colchester Master 2500. But the bore on the chuck was greater than the diameter of the part which I was turning.
So this is the setup. A chuck in a chuck.
So, I held the part in the 80mm 3 jaw, centre drilled it, and supported it in the 3 jaw and the tailstock. It worked well. No disasters.
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