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louisoc

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hi, I have just got back into turning, having done some years ago, too long to remember. I started making parts for bagpipes for a friend who does this full time, and I am turning repetitive parts. I got a Record DML36sh lathe and my friend wants me to get an Axminster precision chuck. However, it appears that they are not being made anymore. I cant understand why not, if they are such a quality tool. Baffling. I tried EBay with no luck. So I am asking for help here. Does anybody have a chuck and backplate 3/4 x 16tpi , that is anybody who is willing to part with one. Regards, Louis
 

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Axminster are going to make them in Devon
Moving production back to the UK from the far east

Best ring them for a update as to how long it will be :wink:
 

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thanks blister,
I welcome that news. The quality of material and workmanship will be guaranteed.
I will probably purchase one of the new ones when they are produced, but I think that will be in the latter part of the year.
Too late for me though. I want to get started turning asap.
regards
 

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Why that chuck specifically? The carriers and jaws are the same for all Axi chucks, why tot just get the K10 or the Goliath chuck? I've got a precision and it's ok, but to be honest, I preferred the K10 I've just sold.
 

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Yes I thought about the K10, but my mentor kind of insists on the precision. He does some light brass turning etc on it.
 
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