From the pictures these look to be basic spindle turnings, and I suspect you will want to do a batch of the thimbles. A scroll chuck is not necessarily the best tool for the job.jumpmaster wrote: ↑Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:04 pm
What type of center would you recommend for making thinks like wooden fids and thimbles? I can post pics if y’all aren’t familiar with those...the fids are basically wooden spikes used to splice rope and the thimbles are small ferrules used in nautical rigging...
There is a good section on lathe turning using the 10E/ER in the first edition of Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone.
A digital copy that has been restored and enhanced by Everett Davis, is available on line.
in the link, on the first post click on the red "My Google Drive" , click on the folder PTWFE 10ER 1953
Here is a youtube video on turning a fid, He has used a chuck, but it could be done between centers. The final cut on the handle end would need to be sawed off.
For the thimbles, i would suggest boring the hole first in a length of wood, then turning between a drive center and a live center with a cone end on the tailstock. You should be able to turn and part off a few thimbles from each blank.
Then make a jam chuck (just a piece of scrap wood that has been turned the bore of the thimble with fit snugly on it) it could be fitted on a face plate, or mounted on a screw center (B ) or mounted directly on the spindle (A) for finishing.
This page is from the PTWFE book referenced above.