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kvt

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That's a good idea but still have to lift it up on the lathe.
That is almost as bad as holding it while putting it on, and some days worse.
 

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Can you spin the chuck while it's on the caddy? If so, I like this. Put it up there, spin it on, release.
 

38super

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Round stock spins on a bolt mounted to the vertical piece, snug the chuck jaws to the round stock. Used a dead center to scribe the spindle height to the vertical for bolt hole location. Place the caddy on the ways, spin the chuck onto the lathe spindle. A vertical tube mounded to the base would provide a home for the chuck key. Still a dead lift onto or off the lathe, a jib crane would be nice if I had one and the room.

Used furniture wood nuts (3/8-16) to bolt the angle iron to the wood base.
 
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