Ornamental Turning Book of Knowledge
Leveling Chuck
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You can delay getting one of these. Frankly, unless you have the need for one, you could make a load of stuff never having one of these. But, if you are getting seriously into guilloché, you will probably need to get one.

A Leveling Chuck is used allow the turner to adjust how an object is being held. It allows for adjustments in the X, Y, and Z axes. This is especially useful for guilloché work and when turning large items where runout will become more evident and pronounced.

Lindow Machine Works makes a leveling chuck, and a "pie chuck" which is a combination of a bezel chuck with a leveling chuck.

Demonstration of a leveling chuck

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