I got e-miled a question on the chuck this am & thought it was worthy of sharing with the forum.
> As I was getting caught up with internet boards, I noticed your post of
the rod wrapper/dryer chuck, however old it is and I obviously missed it till
now; question: how much is the crown on either of the caps flattened
before cementing together?
I didn't flaten it out too much, if memory serves me I flattened out a circle ~ 1/2 to 5/8" dia then used the adhesive to fill the gap. If I had a lathe I'd flaten the whole crown and make it really look nice.
I've had a problem with the mandrels made from dowels that I need to add to that post. They need to have enough wax on them so that the tip sticks to the mandrel. I had a tip slip out of the mandrel and end up on the floor when I didn't have the stands aligned right.