Vacuum chucking uses the suction power of a vacuum to hold wood on the lathe. It is mostly used for funishing the bottom of bowls and platters, but here are other uses.
|A Woodturners Guide To Designing, Building & Using Vacuum Chuck Systems|
By: Joe Johnson
In this article, Joe Johnson covers the topic of vacuum chucking in its entirity. This is a wonderful article and is very thorough. Consider it the "everything you every wanted to know about vacuum chucking" article.
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By: Joe Woodworker
By: John Solberg and Peter Tkacs
This article uses huge, bright pictures which make it very easy to see and follow along.
It also has one of the best set of instructions for creating a through-spindle vacuum adapter. So, if you're going to build you own, check here first.
The article is very comprehensive and worth reading if you're thinking about anything vacuum for your wood lathe!
|Making a Vacuum Chucking System on a Shoestring Budget|
By: Sy Plonsky
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|Making Your Own Vacuum Chuck|
By: Kurt Hertzog
|Vacuum Chuck Basics|
By: Larry Marley
Larry provides a detailed overview of vacuum chucking including drawings of how all the components go together. He also provides photos of his own setup.
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