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By CHJ
#1273389
Chris, if I've got Derek's idea correctly he's suggesting you make a location hole in your rear plate to take a domed plug when needed , something like this I use for holding with the tailstock :-
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Then your Donut chuck can trap a natural edge bowl in there regardless of the top edges being irregular should you ever do one.
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By Dalboy
#1273396
Chas has got it in one. I may need to make a donut chuck at some stage but only for my larger bowls that will not fit over the bed
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By CHJ
#1273434
Chris152 wrote:And I guess I can just change the bolts for longer ones if the bowl's a bit deeper than it'll hold at the moment.
Some lengths of threaded rod (studding) in the shop stock and some nuts and 'penny washers' are always useful to have to hand.
By phil.p
#1273438
If you have a Wilco nearby its a good place for wing nuts, penny washers, hooks, coach bolts etc. - they sell them pick'n'mix for £2 or £3 a bag. I had 1.6kg for £3.
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By Dalboy
#1273448
CHJ wrote:
Chris152 wrote:And I guess I can just change the bolts for longer ones if the bowl's a bit deeper than it'll hold at the moment.
Some lengths of threaded rod (studding) in the shop stock and some nuts and 'penny washers' are always useful to have to hand.


I have some but every time I want it can't find it buy more then find the others. How many times have I done that
By Chris152
#1278048
We're lucky to still have an old-fashioned hardware store in town that'll sell you a single screw, nut, bolt and so on so I'm covered for bits and bobs like that.

As an update - I turned more bowls, some with hardly any acclimatisation at all (maybe a week in the house for a two-inch board, air-dried) at up to 19% mc. I re-turned the feet on them today to stop any rocking due to distortion (I'd not thought of that til you mentioned it, Chas), but the main thing is how little they distorted...
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and a strange thing (well, strange to me) that after initial movement over the first couple of days back in the house, the distortion at the rim seemed to correct itself a little. Maybe I'm making it up, but it seemed that way to me.