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Otherwise known as an eccentric chuck.

The Vicmarc Escoulen Chuck originally designed by Jean Francois Escoulen and manufactured by Vicmarc expands the possibilities for off centre turning, The accessories also allow eccentric turning.


The main feature of the chuck is it’s infinitely variable axis setting capacity. With the range of 0 to 30mm each setting gives a different turning axis. In addition to this the rotating cup chuck allows you to create an even wider variety of shapes, depending on the chosen axis. The optional ball chuck allows the work piece to be swivelled up to 15 degrees off the Z-axis for even more flexible turning. (see diagram)

The combination of several shapes on a single piece, without having to remove the work piece, enables the creative turner to make very personal and original pieces.


Manufactured from K1045 (medium tensile steel—45 tonne) the chucks have a higher durability ensuring a longer life and a very high quality finish, which is less susceptible to rust.


Vicmarc chucks are guaranteed for 12 months and a large variety of accessories are available to suit them.

Above the Vicmarc Escoulen Chuck  with all it’s tools and accessories.

Below the Vicmarc Escoulen Chuck accessories.

The basic chuck is priced at £377.85


It is supplied with a set of standard accessories,

1 x Tommy bar 7.9mm, 1 x 5mm Allen T-Bar, 1 x 4mm Allen T-Bar, 1 x 4mm Allen L-Bar, 1 x #3 Gauge, 1 x 10mm spanner, 1 x 40mm Cup Chuck, 1 x owner’s manual.



Available in,

 M33 X 3.5 Order code V00295-2

M45 X 2 Order code V00295-5 (insert required).

Prices for all the accessories.

V00370 22mm cup chuck….£32.99

V00371 40mm cup chuck….£34.99

V00372 52mm cup chuck….£36.99

V00367 ball adaptor……..…..£64.00

V00365 22mm ball…………….£29.99


V00366 40mm ball……………..£29.99

V00369 M30 x 2 ball………....£31.95

V00368 M30 X 2 faceplate….£37.00

V00373 90mm faceplate…...£43.50


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Please note that the V00295-2 chuck does not come with a chuck removal key, use your 41mm AF open end spanner supplied with all Vicmarc Lathes, if using any other lathe with the same thread size, you will need to purchase the spanner, see below.

The V00295-5 chuck does not require the spanner as it’s held onto the lathe by the insert which has a hole drilled in it and a Tommy bar supplied.


Open end spanner 41 AF,  order code V01035, Price….£21.99.