Monday, December 13, 2010

New Gets

My latest acquisition in the world of lathe tooling is a Golden Goose Drill Chuck, from Lee Valley.

It comes with a chuck key and #2 Morse taper, drilled and tapped for a restraining rod for use in the headstock as a workholding chuck.

Because I have a scroll chuck, the drill chuck will be used in the tailstock, holding drill bits.

I am biased toward North American machinery and tools, normally I wouldn't have bought this chuck, as it's made in Tiawan. However, it is close to 85% cheaper than an American made Jacobs chuck, and will do until I can find a good used Jacobs and rebuild it. The fit and finish isn't fancy, but is acceptable. The only issue I have is with their logo.

That is clearly a white pelican.

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