A Leveling Chuck is used allow the turner to adjust how an object is being held. It allows for adjustments in the X, Y, and Z axes. This is especially useful for guilloché work and when turning large items where runout will become more evident and pronounced.
Additional pictures of this device
Examples of work produced with this device
Examples of this device in use
How it works
Notes on making one
- Ken Newton's Aligning Chuck by Frank Dorion. Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 26, No. 1 - Summer, 2019, pg. 4
- Lindow Rose Engine Alignment Procedures, Section 1, pg. 13
- Using a Leveling Chuck by Frank Dorion.
Ornamental Turners International Newsletter, Volume 26, No. 2 - Winter, 2019, pg. 18
- This YouTube video shows a demonstration of a levelling chuck by David Lindow.
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