- First get a piece of ¾”x 4”x17” or longer hardwood. It should fit in to your miter slot without slop. If it does not fix without slop get a different piece of wood or use a shim on the side away from the fence.
- Now loosen the screws that hold the fence.
- Unlock the fence if needed.
- Side the fence against the board in the miter slot.
- Take some clamps and clamp the fence to the board in the miter slot.
- Lock the fence.
- Tighten the screws that hold the fence.
- Remove the clamps
- Unlock the fence
- Remove the wood from the miter slot.
A cheap, effective turning tool.
Three-jaw lathe chucks are virtually indispensable for a turner, yet the cost of buying one can be prohibitive. Three-jaw chucks are useful when turning small pieces at low speed, and permit multi-axis turning. This shop-made chuck can be made from scraps of maple and a few machine screws. By changing the arrangement of the screw holes, this can also be made into a 4-jaw chuck.