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Beanwood

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Hello all, I have just acquired a Tyme 17-37.

I picked it up yeterday, and I have never done any turning before, so hope to have a go next weekend, after it's reassembled. It came with a set each of Marples and Fern turning chisels. I presume the Marples would be better - but only because I've heard of them.


There are two main backing plates that fit on the chuck screw, and a three jaw chuck. Is that three jaw likely to be for wood? It looks awfully lie a metal working one?

There appear to be a couple of screw holder chuck bits - but no screws. I've seen the sort of thing that's missing on the Axminster site - but the ones I need are 6mm. Are these likely to be available?

There's also couple of other bits that I don't understand at all - they'll need some pictures if you're to be able to help :D
 

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Hello Beanwood, welcome to woodturning! It might be useful to checkout the getting started guide here: https://www.ukworkshop.co.uk/forums/new-to-turning-help-safety-forum-information-t42854.html

As for your lathe chuck, if it has 3 jaws it is likely to be a metal chuck, and wont be suitable for holding wood. But a photo will confirm - does it have 3 pointed ends like a metal chuck? A woodturning chuck has curved jaws that form a circle.

Best of luck!
 

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Beanwood":1kuu8d9w said:
Hello all, I have just acquired a Tyme 17-37.
There's also couple of other bits that I don't understand at all - they'll need some pictures if you're to be able to help :D
Have a look here Tyme lathes as the article is pretty detailed about the lathe types and options.

This article provides a lot of info on thread sizes if you still don't know what thread size you have Thread sizes

And lastly this article may be very useful too Measuring threads
 

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Thanks all for your replies, and the links

Looks like it's a metalworking chuck - so I'll probably need to replace that at some point.

That book looks good Phil - so it's now on order :D (I can't quite work out if the later version has the DVD or not - but time will tell when it arrives....)

Malcolm - thanks yes I've been over the Lathes .co thread a few times - I measured the outside at 3/4 inch last evening - but I'll confirm the TPI before ordering anything. The link for Thread measuring could prove really useful.
 

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Best of luck getting turning.
There are several facebook turning and selling groups which are also a good source of advice and kit
 
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