Vacuum Chucking

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.

 

Vacuum Chucking
By: Rick Hutcheson

 

Setting Up the Vacuum Chucking Hardware
By: Jim Rodgers

 

Vacuum Chucking - How to use a veneer press for wood turning
By: Joe Woodworker

 

Vacuum Chucking
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

 

Making Your Own Vacuum System
By: Kurt Hertzog

 

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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