Ornamental Turning Book of Knowledge
Pencil Chuck

Currently available Pencil Chuck
Image courtesy of Lindow Machine Works

A Pencil Chuck is a specialized version of a dome chuck (usually with a longer base) with an attached dead center as a tail stock.

The Pencil Chuck is used to hold long slender objects - things like pen barrels.

Pencil Chucks are sometimes called Pillar Chucks.

Just getting started?
If you are really into making pens, this can be quite useful. Otherwise, you can delay getting one of these.

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