Thanks I'll have a look for soft jaws.Looks good, have fun with it. See if you can get yourself some soft jaws for it, 4 jaws are very versatile with soft jaws as you can use 2 for gripping unusual shape objects.
Also, get yourself a mt2 arbour with myford thread on it, then you can put the chuck in your tailstock and use it as a self centring/cross drill drill jig for stock that is too large to spin in the headstock.
Maybe this pic will help. The 4 jaw chuck would be used in place of the cross drilling jig. It is also self centring on any stock and holds it secure so much safer than the picture.Thanks I'll have a look for soft jaws.
can you explain the second part more. I understand the MT2 arbor in the tailstock and fitting the chuck. The drill in another chuck in the headstock.
The centres of the tailstock and headstock are the same height from the bed, So that places a limit on the dimension in that plane, but no limit to size in other directions. I don't get how I can get a cross drill when the centres of the headstock and tailstock are always in line?
Read up on agnotology, something much practised in USA, and seemingly coming to UK. As to common sense, it might be common, but often doesn't make much sense.As long as you learned what common sense was a long time ago and built on it. Some people's common sense is closer to nonsense but it make sense to them. Often a frightning thing to be around.
I had a small 4 jaw SC with no backplate that I was struggling to find a use for so I decided to mount it permanently to an MT2 arbour. I use it in the headstock (with drawbar) or in the tailstock pretty much only for cross drilling stock. I also have made a little adaptor that lets me put a MT2 in my drill press table again so I can mount a lathe chuck there for drilling items too awkward to do in the lathe. Very handy.Thanks! This morning when I woke, out of the blue, I thought of a metal bar in the tailstock chuck and understood what you meant. Makes perfect sense now and a great idea.
Very interesting. I had a conversation some time ago with a flat earther. It was an interesting conversation, but I soon realised the guy was quite insidious His aim was to try and plant seeds of doubt about any argument I put forward. I'm not sure what the aim of these people is?Read up on agnotology, something much practised in USA, and seemingly coming to UK. As to common sense, it might be common, but often doesn't make much sense.