Lathe Chuck for Casting!!

by ScienceMadeFunner Feb 17, 2018
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excuseme , the file : Lathe_chuck.123dx 02-17-18 586 8mb ; to which program belong , I can't open it in solidworks 2017, please answer asap

That is a super cool casting project. looks like it must've been super satisfying to de-mold that thing. I can't imagine it's super balanced or structurally sound though. Please be careful if you plan on using it for turning. I foresee those jaws flying off if you reef on the key too much and/or if there are micro-fractures in the aluminum. Nice work :)

Congrats! I like what you did! I've messed with casting and didn't think to use sand, plaster and ash. I had used bentonite clay and had mixed results. Also tried the kitty litter ground up with plaster. That didn't pan out either. Thanks for the Video! and GREAT JOB! I'm sure version 2.0 will come out nearly perfect and you'll be able to lathe something good.

Hi Great effort of acheivement in realising your design, & thanks for sharing.

i'd like to know how long it took you of invested time ... absolute total start to finish.
As the investment in engineering knowhow, practice & acheivement is priceless.
But i can't help thinking about the fact i can buy this item on amazon.com
in machined steel for ~$150 for a 3" chuck to ~$370 for an 8" chuck.
& that includes the key, screws, reversable jaws & shipping


roll on printing in metal from home.

What casting material do you use?