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Old 11-01-2015, 07:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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What a great welcome from all! Right now I am trying to gather a minimum of supplies to get started so far I have:
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A Pen Starter Turning Kit
Pen Turners Workbook
A blank sampler kit
Pen Blank Drilling Jaws so I can use my lathe as a drill
Turners Sanding Pack Sandpaper
Three Piece Chisel
Pen Mill
Mandrel Saver
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I don't have a drill press. So I was going to use my lathe as my drill....am I missing anything...just to get started?????

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Old 11-01-2015, 08:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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You have jaws but no chuck. Also no drill chuck for your tailstock.
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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Welcome to IAP, Sue. . We'll follow your progress with great interest. . Please keep us in the loop . We all love questions.

What lathe do you have ?

It seems that you have most of what you need to get started. As Dan pointed out, you need a headstock chuck to attach the jaws to and you need a Jacobs chuck (for the tailstock) to hold your drill bit. Make sure the Jacobs chuck you buy is 1/2" or 5/8" capacity with a Morse taper arbor to match your tailstock.

Drilling on the lathe is actually much better than using a drill press. You are on the right track.

I like that little center finder you have ... I had never seen one just like that.
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Dan, thanks - I don't even know what that sentence means... thank goodness for you, Magpens and GOOGLE!! And that there is a harbor freight 10 minutes from my house! Sadly there are no wood working stores(woodcraft, etc.) in our area...that I am aware of.

Thanks All..I also am looking forward to getting my shop set up!

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Unless I'm missing something, if you're drilling on the lathe, there's really not much reason for marking the center. I never do.

With a drill press you have to line your vise up. The scroll chuck is self centering and the headstock and tailstock line up automatically.

Now some people turn their blanks between centers first. In that case you'd want to have your centers marked.
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Sue, her is a pic of the pen turning jaws you listed in the earlier post. The jaws are the two black parts you see holding the wood blank.
You need the chuck...scroll chuck you see that the jaws are attached to. The Chuck screws onto the lathe headstock spindle thread. When the lathe is running, the spindle(shaft ) turns. The Chuck mounted on the spindle is spinning your wood.
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This Chuck needs to have threads to fit your particular lathe.
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