Jaw Lathe

how can I center a thee jaw lathe chuck?

If it is not centering by itself, the first thing to do is clean it thoroughly, particularly the scroll and mounting surfaces. If it is dramatically off, check that the jaws are in the correct slots.
If after that it is still off, you might consider grinding the jaws, but if the scroll is worn, that may only correct for one diameter.

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