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lathe chuck clamp for small parts

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3D model description

Sometimes I clean-up or modify (FDM) 3D prints on a model makers lathe.. but sometimes the chuck jaws are set too far back to hold small parts. This addition fits over the jaws and enables clamping to the end of ~ 12mm* dia cylinders closer to the cutter blade.

*Oct 2018, extra STLs with different cut-outs added, including small square parts (> or = 4mm).

(chuck diameter, 35mm. jaw widths 3, 6, 10 & 12mm)

Not everyone has a 4 jaw chuck....
The clamp for square profiles requires 3 different parts to be printed, these are labeled 4A, 4B & 4C. ("A" & "B" will hold the corners of a square, "C" presses against the opposite flat face).

3D printing settings

FDM: 0.2, 40% infil

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2020/02/23 at 13:42
  • Publication date: 2018/07/31 at 15:52


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DP/Lighting cameraman, working in drama and models VFX. Background in electronic and mechanical design, including photographic adapters and accessories.



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