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    Default New old face plate

    A friend very kindly gave me this . It appears to be a face plate . It is 16" diameter with a threaded 2" bore . It is too large for any of my lathes , might be usefulas a drill press table . Whatever it is its damn heavy .
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    Nice face plate, would go great on my rotary table
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    Hi Morrsisman,

    Its not a faceplate, its an independent four jaw plate chuck.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronJ View Post
    Hi Morrsisman,

    Its not a faceplate, its an independent four jaw plate chuck.
    I would say a combined 4 jaw/face plate, handy either way
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    Hi Dave,

    Its intended to hold thin parts for turning. Sometimes called "Wheel Chucks" ! I've seen these maybe four feet in diameter.
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    Baron J.

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    With all those slots I could think of many other work holding methods it would be good for.
    Then you have the 4 jaw, bonus
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    Hi Dave, Guys,

    Somewhere I have a picture of a lathe that would use that type of chuck. But I do agree that with all the holes in it, it would be very useful as a plain faceplate. The problem would be finding a lathe that could support such a large diameter.

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    Found it. This is a "Wheel Lathe" The chuck is a six foot across version of the one you have.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaronJ View Post
    Hi Dave, Guys,

    Somewhere I have a picture of a lathe that would use that type of chuck. But I do agree that with all the holes in it, it would be very useful as a plain faceplate. The problem would be finding a lathe that could support such a large diameter.

    29-01-2019-040.jpg
    Found it. This is a "Wheel Lathe" The chuck is a six foot across version of the one you have.
    Picture added.
    Best Regards:
    Baron J.

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