Do a Google Search for a video of Tim Yoder, (S2 Ep.12) using a Finial Chucky.
The Finial Chucky is ideal for turning and finishing finials.
It stabilizes the finial to allow you to turn very small diameter finials of any length.
Because finials are made in many different shapes, we have provided the option to accommodate thicker tips of finials with our 1/4" I.D. bearing option. For "pointy" finials, choose the 1/8" bearing option.
They are color coded for easy identification.
This would be the best option if you do not have a live center with removable cone.
If you already have one of our arbors you can use that one.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE
If you have a Robust Live Center (great live centers - we sell them) to fully utilize the Finial Chucky you MUST have a MT2 Arbor to put in your tailstock.
The Robust Live Centers are of a different design and DO NOT have the through hole in which to put the pin.
In the following two pictures Kevin Neelley www.turnedwood.com shows him making a finial in the first picture and also a new use for the Finial Chucky in the second picture.
He used the Finial Chucky and his finial to get the exact center of the box lid.
We love it when customer's come up with additional uses for our products.
Check out our Gallery for additional pictures of great work done by our woodturning friends.
The following three pictures show the making of a finial by Roger Meeker.
Roger Meeker is a very accomplished turner, artist and creative woodsmith. To visit Rogers site Click Here
We received the following testimonial and picture:
I have several of you products and I love them all but I really wanted to take this opportunity to comment on your latest offering, the Finial Chucky. Turning long thin finials has always been a challenge for me. You always have to start at the tip and work your way to the base a section at a time, finishing it as you go. If you make a mistake, too bad, you start over. Well this Finial Chucky eliminates that problem. All I have to turn unsupported is the tip. Then mount it between centers using this ingenious devise and now your are supported and can turn the whole finial as you would any spindle, with support at both ends. I absolutely LOVE it ! The attached photo is 7-1/4" long and made from holly, dyed black. The thinnest part of the stem is a hair over 1/16". Thanks again for this wonderful product.
Keith E. Burns
Click Here to see Keith's work and visit his informative woodturning website.
Received this picture from Glenn Plockelmann, a friend and woodturner in Florida.
He made a Spinner for an Airplane Propeller and used a Finial Chucky to hold it. Thanks Glenn - your work has always been "Above" a lot of other's!
We would like to thank Rudy Lopez for his input in developing the Finial Chucky.
Additional thanks goes to Roger Meeker for his video production.
Visit our Gallery Page (click HERE) to see some great Finial work (assisted by our Finial Chuckies) by other Woodturners.