Premium woodturning chucks

Keyed chucks cannot be beaten when is comes to holding power. The totally enclosed back assures consistent, smooth action by preventing dust and debris from getting into the scroll and moving parts of the chuck. The backing lid is also indexed for those wood turners who do not have an indexing facility on their lathe.

VM100 Chuck

The VM100 chuck allows for one handed tightening along with tremendous gripping power provided by the 4.5 to 1 ratio of the scroll. Its compact size makes the VM100 ideal for use on 300mm (12″) capacity lathes or smaller. It has a 40 mm expansion range on jaws. The VM100 includes a standard jaw, 3mm T-Bar allen key, 8mm T-Bar allen key, woodscrew and 7.9mm Tommy Bar (M40 Only) and user manual.

VM120 Chuck

The VM120 chuck features a 5 to 1 ratio of the scroll. It will hold most work up to 500mm (20″) in diameter with standard jaws.

The VM120 Chuck is available with either the standard jaws or without jaws to facilitate mounting one of the various jaw options available to meet your turning needs.  Available with select direct thread options or a large selection of inserts. The VM120 comes with a standard jaws, 4mm T-Bar allen key, 10mm T-Bar allen key, woodscrew, 9.5mm Tommy Bar (M45 Only) and user manual.

VM150 Chuck

The VM150, which has a 50 mm expansion range on jaws, features two actions: one to quickly open and close the chuck as though it was lever operated (fully opens within 3 revolutions), the other to tighten using the ‘T’ key as you would in a standard key operated scroll chuck. It’s available with standard jaws or without jaws to facilitate mounting one of the various jaw options available to meet your turning needs. Available with select direct thread options or a large selection of inserts. The VM150 includes a standard jaw, T-Bar allen key, 10mm T-Bar allen key, woodscrew, 9.5mm Tommy Bar (M45 Only) and user manual.

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Dovetail Jaws

Vicmarc dovetail jaws are made from the same Australian steel as the chucks. Each jaw set is machined as a single piece, then cut into sequentially numbered pieces giving you a matched set and a solid grip on your piece of wood. Multiple choices and a wide expansion range gives you a wide range of options.

dovetail jaws

Woodturning chucks and chisels

4 jaw chucks and faceplates are the best ways to attach bowl blanks and platters to your lathe. They’re quick and easy to use, hold stock securely and are safe to use.

Sheartak carries a range of premium 4 jaw chucks and self-centering chucks along with carbide chisel sets. They offer standard and hollowing sets with wood or interchangeable handles and a mini turning set that’s ideal for those who have benchtop lathes. All the chisels feature replaceable and rotatable carbide inserts. When the cutting edge gets blunt simply rotate the insert to a sharper area.

Until December 31, 2021 Canadian Woodworking readers can save 8% on your order. Use coupon code 2108 on checkout.

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Coffee table

I was inspired to submit after seeing the Book/ Curio Shelf by Troy Chelsberg. Not because my woodworking is up to his level but because of his and my use of “junk”. My coffee table is made of the left over picket sign sticks from the Ontario teacher strikes of January 2020. They are your very basic pine, I believe, and wouldn’t even do much for you in a fire but gave me one more opportunity to be creative. Lots of glue and poly but no hardware. I’m a local Union leader and now have it in my office.

picket sign coffee table
picket sign coffee table

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Makita DTD171Z

New from King Canada

King Canada Air Mover

With three user-selectable speeds of 420, 490 and 550 CFM, the 8500AM delivers serious air movement to dry floors, carpets, walls or ceilings. There are two on-board 120V outlets that enable you to connect up to 3 Air Movers together for bigger jobs. The 8500AM features 3 operating positions, thermal overload protection, a 10 ft. power cord for longer reach, and a convenient top handle for power cord storage and for portability.

King Canada 8500AM

3-3/8″ Toe-Kick Saw

Designed to cut subfloors underneath cabinets, the King Canada KC-8359 has a flush mounted carbide blade that cuts up to the inner wall of toe-kick panels. It features 4 depth-of-cut positions (1/4”, 3/8”, 5/8” and 3/4”), an automatic return safety guard, trigger switch with safety button for extra safety, and comes with a 3-3/8” x 18 tooth carbide blade and
adjustment hex key.

King Canada KC-8359