5C chuck mounting plate.

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GlennW
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5C chuck mounting plate.

Post by GlennW » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:11 pm

I decided to make a base for 5C chucks so they could be secured to a table for holding smaller parts. (and felt the need for a Saturday afternoon project)

Chucked up a piece of 5/8 cold rolled flat, face milled it, bored and counterbored some holes, then profiled some hold down ears.

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Then flipped it over and bolted it to the table using a piece of 1/2" aluminum plate to space it up a bit.

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Profiled it and chamfered the edges.

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Bolted a 5C chuck to it using socket head cap screws.

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The bore in the center of the plate will accept a dead stop for work locating. This chuck is very simple as it has basically no internal moving parts, other than a heavy spring to release the collet, to get loaded up with swarf and coolant so it seems to be a decent choice. I have another key type 5C chuck and small scroll chucks that will bolt to the plate as well if needed.
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Re: 5C chuck mounting plate.

Post by oldvan » Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:16 pm

Beauty! :D

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GlennW
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Re: 5C chuck mounting plate.

Post by GlennW » Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:31 pm

I actually got to use it today making a few knobs!

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Soft jaws in the vise would work too, but this worked just fine.
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