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    Where can I purchase a 2" - 3 Jaw chuck. The backing plate is not important as I will have to make one to mount it on the machine I am making. I would like the chuck to have have both inside and outside jaws. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Joe

  • #2
    Joe,

    Sherline make a 2.5" 3 jaw - any good?

    http://www.sherline.com/3jawpg.htm

    Ian
    All of the gear, no idea...

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    • #3
      Bison makes a mini chuck. It is 2.36".

      http://www.homeshopsupply.com/upgrades.html

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      • #4
        Thanks for the information on the small chucks. It was better than what I had come up with. Really need to be two inches or smaller. Maybe I can redesign for the slightly larger Bison.

        Joe

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        • #5
          Joe,

          Ignore me if I'm getting too nosey but what are you going to make with your machine that it needs such a small chuck? What kind of machine are you making?

          I just find it interesting. I'm partial to smaller machines.

          Thanks,
          Dan

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          • #6
            try looking for a unimat 3 jaw, from memory it was one of the smallest ones I have seen(for a recent production model)..

            Samuel

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            • #7
              i'll e-mail you.
              gvasale

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              • #8
                There was a man at cabin fever selling watchmakers lathe parts and accesories.
                He had many nice looking chucks that were Unimat size.
                I bought a double crosslide for my Darbyshire lathe that worked out fine.
                I'll get back with his number later.
                It's on his card at work.

                Or search watchmakers, or jewelers lathe on ebay.

                mite

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                • #9
                  Try Harbor freight. They have a 2" 3 jaw for $25. It is screwed onto a MT2 shank.

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                  • #10
                    I'll bet that's worth every bit of $25. too

                    mite

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                    • #11
                      Dan,

                      I am basicly making a hand operated lathe that will be used by jewelry people to wind jump rings in large quantity. There will be a lot of accessories that go with the unit and the holder for the accessories has to fit over the chuck and run along the bed. I have a 3" chuck and the people that I have shown it to think it is too big. The jewelry folks are very particular about what they buy. Price and size seem to be in the same catagory. If its to big or cost too much they don't want it. The thing may be to big and they won't want it anyway but I will try to make it as small as I can and see what happens. Personally I think the 3" chuck is fine.

                      Thanks for the other leads.

                      Joe

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Joe! I appreciate the explanation.

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                        • #13

                          check these links

                          http://unimat.homestead.com/index.html

                          http://www.unimat.homestead.com/links.html

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                          • #14
                            That's odd. The guy at the first link says that they quit making Unimats in the '80s.

                            Another place I saw where there was a millenium edition made in 2000. It made it sound like they never stopped making them but it also sounded like the newer ones are of Asian origin instead of Austrian.

                            What gives?

                            Anyway, it might be a source for what Joe needs.

                            [This message has been edited by pgmrdan (edited 01-24-2004).]

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                            • #15
                              The Unimat DB-200 (original model, 1950s) had a 3 jaw that was 2.16" in diameter at the front and the scroll plate (exposed) at the back was 2.32" OD. It is tightened with "Tommey Bars". The construction was such that the jaws could be reversed for inside and outside work of various diameters. (I frankly wonder why larger chucks do not have this feature.) The construction is such that it could be reduced in diameter. The jaws, in the fully closed position seem to be included in a 2" circle. For any work to be held without exceeding that dimension, they would have to be reduced in size. The back plate is held on with three countersunk screws. Their heads are between the jaws on the front. TIR is about 0.002" or 0.003".

                              You may be able to find some of these on E-Bay. You could also try Blue Ridge Machinery.

                              Paul A.

                              Paul A.
                              SE Texas

                              And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                              You will find that it has discrete steps.

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