Chucks

Here is our listing of accessories made to fit and work with your Rose Engine.

Many of these accessories will also work with other models of rose engines.

Paper Chuck and Pen Holder

Bottle Stopper Chucks

Index Head Face Plate

Straightline Chuck

Modular Chuck System

Dome Chuck

Dome Chuck Riser Block

Extra Slide

Leveling Chuck

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Paper Chuck and Pen Holder

 

 

 

The paper chuck and pen holder is made to accept a typical 4"x6" index card for the purpose of understanding the effects of a rosette. Experimentation is thereby greatly reduced on precious hardwoods, and the pattern can be quickly and easily filed for future use. The pen holder is spring loaded and can be mounted in a typical tool holder as well as the traditional 9/16" tool box of the ornamental turning lathe.

The pen holder employs the typical ball point refill. The paper chuck is mounted using the 1"-8 mount which comes with the dome chuck package or can be purchased separately for $50.

The Paper Chuck body is made of aluminum with brass clamps and thumb screws for quickly mounting and changing the paper. The pen holder is made of steel and held to tight tolerances with a light spring action to make it glide easily on the paper.

$225

Faceplate $50.

 

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Bottle Stopper Chucks

 

 

These bottle stopper chucks fit a 1"-8 spindle and a ¾"-16 spindle (Sherline style) respectively and offer a 3/8"-16 thread to match most bottle stopper blanks on the business end.  Having gotten frustrated by the low cost, low quality options available on the current market we had these made in the United States.   The ¾"-16 model is specifically designed to fit the Sherline index head we use on our dome and double eccentric chucks as well as Sherline lathes.   They not only work well for mounting bottle stopper blanks but for other difficult smaller pieces that require cutting tool clearance at the rear. 

$25 each

 

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Index Head Face Plate

 

The Index Head Face Plate was originally designed to allow the Index Head from the Dome Chuck to be mounted on the spindle for phasing. While it still may be used for this application, especially in a special set up such as repeated multi start threads, it is now used more for mounting the Paper Chuck and Pen Holder. It may also be used as an interchangeable wax chuck holder. It threads onto a 1"-8 spindle.

$50

 

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Straightline Chuck

Straightline Chuck

Straightline Chuck with pencil chuck mounted

This is a picture of the straight line chuck being used with the
dome/pen chuck mounted. 

 

 

Straightline -The straight line chuck allows for a wide variety of setup options including the dome/pencil chuck, the index head mounted flat, and soon an oblique attachment for the index head that will not only work with the straight line chuck but also the double eccentric chuck.  On top of the long list of designs typically associated with the straightline chuck,  it can also produce designs much like those associated with a reciprocator. 

This is the complete set up for the straight line chuck.  It includes the saddle and the bed, but one may also want to add the index head which is not included. 

$500

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Modular Chuck System -The modular chuck system was designed to give a tremendous amount of versatility without costing a fortune.  Incorporating modified components from Sherline Products we've adapted parts from their inventory and mated them to ones built in house to produce traditional ornamental turning apparati.  The cost is much reduced in doing this because components move from one chuck to another allowing one to expand without buying every single part for every tool. 

The modular chuck system allows one to convert from a dome/pen chuck to a double eccentric chuck to a straight line chuck in minutes (soon we'll also have an oval chuck available).  On top of this one can stack the options.  For instance, as Hotzappfel suggested one can with the purchase of the dome chuck and an extra slide mount the dome chuck on top of the double eccentric to open the door to a plethora of possibilities.  In a few minutes one can then mount the dome chuck on top of the straight line chuck. 

 

Straight Line Engine

Straightline - This is the straight line chuck kit for the modular chuck system. If one already owns the dome chuck/double eccentric chuck this is all that is needed to be able to set up the straight line chuck.

$250

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Dome Chuck

Dome Chuck on Rose Engine

The Dome Chuck with tailstock mounted on the Rose Engine.

Dome Chuck

A stand-alone Dome Chuck with tailstock.

Dome Chuck Package - This package includes 3 valuable accessories for the Rose Engine; dome chuck, phasing chuck and double eccentric chuck.

The dome chuck allows domes and hemispheres to be shaped on the rose engine. A tailstock is included if you want to use the dome chuck as a pencil chuck.

The phasing chuck allows you to make controlled indexing with a 5 degree loaded detent. A separate rack is included if you prefer not to use the detent.

The double eccentric chuck enables you to use 2 separate axis at one time.

Optional faceplate is included. The outgoing spindle size on these parts is 3/4" x 16 tpi. If you choose to use your standard 1" x 8 tpi accessories, you may need our spindle adapter.

The picture above shows the double eccentric chuck mounted on the Rose Engine.

$775

Eccentric Chuck

The Double Eccentric Chuck mounted on the Rose Engine.

Eccentric Chuck

A stand-alone Double Eccentric Chuck.

 

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Dome Chuck Riser Block

Dome Chuck Riser

Dome Chuck Riser mounted on Dome chuck.

Dome Chuck Riser

Stand-alone Dome Chuck Riser

Dome Chuck Riser - The riser block block allows one to add 2 1/2" of diameter to piece they want to turn with the dome chuck.  If the tailstock is necessary one can also be used to raise it to the same level. 

$65.

 

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Extra Slide

Extra Slide

Extra Slide mounted on Dome chuck.

Extra Slide

Extra Slide

Extra Slide - By adding an extra dovetail slide to the mix one can place the dome chuck on top of the double eccentric chuck allowing for both concave and convex patterns to be cut not only on the tops of objects but also on the sides.  This second slide opens the doors to many extra applications that are not possible with the dome chuck alone. 

$200.

 

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Leveling Chuck

Leveling Chuck - The leveling or truing chuck is the traditional way of compensating for uneven materials or inaccuracies in work holding systems when moving from machine to machine.  The chuck not only compensates for inaccuracies radially like a four jaw chuck, but it also allows for adjustments axially which are virtually impossible to deal with otherwise. 

This tool is an absolute must for anyone turning layers or large diameter pieces where runout becomes pronounced because of the size.  Both the male and female threads are 1"-8. 

$275.

 

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