Mounting a Lathemaster 5C chuck

My latest project was to cleanup and mount my birthday present to myself, A Lathemaster 5″ 5C tru-setting chuck. I made two mods right off the bat, studs for mounting it to the spindle, and brass tip set screws for adjusting the run out. Overall I’m very please with the chuck, considering the price point. In the video I demonstrate how to hold threded parts in a 3 jaw chuck, without mangling the threads. I also show some finishing inserts, that work really well on small lathes like mine.

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