|Tip: Prevent Cramped Hands|
Prevent Cramped Hands
When I had to turn 275 large rosettes, I quickly found that my left hand cramped from holding my ½” bowl gouge and gripping the chuck key. As an experiment, I made a wooden sleeve through-bored for the tool’s shank. I bored and tapped three 3/8” holes. Applying light pressure on three set-screws held the sleeve in place. The cramps in my left hand disappeared.
~ Robert Vaughan, Roanoke, Virginia