Dr. Andy Wilkerson, LaGrange, Ga. is the winner
Ron Brown's Best personnel recently attended the Southern States Turning Symposium 2013 held in Cartersville, Ga. We had a free drawing for the attendees who filled out a registration form. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andy Wilkerson of LaGrange, Ga. is the winner and will be receiving his choice of a brand new Longworth Chuck shortly.
Many thanks to all of you who entered the drawing and for your continued support. We are experiencing phenomenal growth as we expand the Ron Brown's Best product line and will have more information as soon as the new products are available. We have several at the prototype stage currently and expect to introduce them later in 2013.
Ron and Janice Brown
I am actively looking for distributors inside and outside the USA. I have recently changed suppliers and now have the ability to drop ship directly to your location worldwide at significantly reduced freight rates allowing for reasonable margins on the New Longworth Chuck. If you are a stockist in the UK, or a retailer anywhere and you would like to offer the New Longworth Chuck for retail sale to the public, please contact me for information.
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Review article Wood Magazine Nov. 2011 (PDF File)
I introduced the new chuck at the AAW National Woodturning Symposium in Hartford, Ct. in June, 2010.
The New Longworth StyleChuck is available in nominal lathe sizes to fit most modern wood lathes: 10", 12", 14", 16", 20" and 24" with prices beginning at approximately $139.95 plus shipping.
How To Order Your Longworth Chuck:
The modern version utilizes a steel disk approximately 3/8" thick for mounting. This disk is easily gripped by #2 jaws (optional 4" disk available for use with #3 jaws). It is extraordinarily easy and quick to mount and costs about the same as a quality set of Cole/Bowl jaws with similar capacities. Imagine, no more changing chuck jaws or moving buttons.
There is a dovetail groove to accommodate Nova Chucks and Vicmarc Chucks as well as OneWay type straight jaws. I haven't found a chuck yet that the Longworth would not fit.
The New Longworth Style chuck uses soft rubber buttons which are longer than most others. They gently compress and will not mark or deform your turned piece. Intended to hold your item securely while finishing the bottom, the recommended maximum RPM is 600.
To request more information and prices, scroll down. You may request a PDF copy of the instructions for the New Longworth Chuck here.
Example: 16" Longworth Chuck will clear any lathe indicating a swing of 16". The chuck is actually just less than 16" (approximately 15-3/4"). You may also use it on a Powermatic 3520 with a 20" swing, but not a Jet 1442 which will only swing a 14" chuck. A Jet 1642 will be fine.
12" Longworth Chucks will fit all lathes with 12" indicated swing.
All Modern Longworth Chucks have very soft tapered buttons which will not damage your bowl. They expand as you tighten each wing nut. We strongly advise that you utilize the tailstock against the vessel as long as possible when using your Longworth Chuck. 1) This will trap the bowl so it doesn't fly out and shatter, 2) It will eliminate any possible vibration giving you a smooth cut, 3) Best Practices dictates for safety that you engage the tailstock whenever possible.
Remove the tailstock when finishing the last little bit in the very center and for finish sanding. At all other times, use the tailstock.
This means that if you have a lathe with a pivoting head, that you must work over the bed to utilize the tailstock. Think of a Jet 1442, or a Nova DVR300, etc.
Notice: 2013 Show Season From Jan 4 to end of March 2013. See the Longworth Style Chuck in person at a city near you.
10" Longworth Chuck - Retail $139.99
Sale Price Only $129.95 + $10 Shipping (Until March 30, 2013)
Perfect for Jet 1014, Older Delta Mini's with 10" swing.
12" Longworth Chuck - Retail $149.99
Sale Price Only $139.95 + $10 Shipping (Until March 30, 2013)
Perfect for the new Delta 46-460 & 46-455. Also perfect for most older Jet 1236 Powermatic 90's, school lathes @ 12x36, etc.
|Note: Due to overwhelming demand during The Woodworking Show season just ended, we are temporarily out of stock on the 12" Longworth Style Chucks. ETA is around July 20, 2013.|
14" Longworth Chuck - Retail $174.99
Sale Price Only $169.99 + $10 Shipping (Until March 30, 2013)
Perfect for the Jet 1442 and other 14" Lathes.
16" Longworth Chuck - Retail $189.99
Sale Price Only $169.99 + $10 Shipping (Until March 30, 2013)
Ideal for Jet 1642 (all models), Delta 46-475, Shop Fox 1758, Grizzly 1642, Any lathe specifying a swing of 16" or larger
|Note: Due to overwhelming demand during The Woodworking Show season just ended, we are temporarily out of stock on the 12" and 16" Longworth Style Chucks. ETA is around July 20, 2013.|
20" Longworth Chuck - Retail $359.99
Sale Price Only $259.99 + $15 Shipping (Until March 30, 2013)
Subject to stock on hand - Email me first if you are in a hurry.
Built for lathes like the Powermatic 3520 and the OneWay 20XX series this chuck comes with 16 buttons (vs. 8) and a 4-1/4" Mounting Disk (vs. 2-1/4") Strongly suggest dovetail jaws like Vicmarc 120 or better. This chuck is huge!
If you do not regularly turn vessels larger than 14" in diameter, choose a 16" chuck at about half the price. If you need to turn vessels between 15" and 18" choose the 20" Longworth Chuck.
|We will ship a 20" chuck outside the USA, but must quote shipping charges on a case by case basis due to oversized shipping charges for this item. Please Ask For Shipping Costs to your location by providing country, city and postal code.|
24" Longworth Chuck - Retail $389.99
Sale Price Only $279.99 + $20 Shipping (Until March 30, 2013)
Made for larger bowl lathes, Stubby, Robust, Powermatic 4224, VB, etc. and must be used with large Dovetail Jaw set. This chuck comes with 16 buttons (vs. 8) and a 4-1/4" Mounting Disk (vs. 2-1/4") Strongly suggest dovetail jaws like Vicmarc 120 or better. This chuck is really huge!
|We will ship a 24" chuck outside the USA, but must quote shipping charges on a case by case basis due to oversized shipping charges for this item. Please Ask For Shipping Costs to your location by providing country, city and postal code.|
|Gripping Specifications (Approximate - Actual will
depend on your 4 jaw chuck)
Longworth Chuck Suggested Tightening Sequence
1) Finger Tighten each button bolt assembly off the lathe using this sequence to maintain concentricity.
2) Mount the Longworth Chuck with vessel into any typical 4 jaw wood turning scroll chuck installed on the lathe per instructions.
3) Take three full turns (6 half turns) on each button. Over-tightening will result in split buttons.
4) Bring up the tailstock against your vessel to eliminate any vibration and leave it there until you have just a small nub at the center.
5) Back the tail stock away and carefully remove the nub. Sand and finish per usual on the lathe.