Wood turning paradigm?
I can sort of feel the lacking vibrations in the movie!
Although parting off is one of my worst operations (aparantely, I'm not alone...), I cannot help thinking that the base problem is constant in most hobby turning. It's sort of endemic, that we take on working pieces in our lathes (and mills... but that's possibly another thread ?!), that simply are slightly to big, beyond the best operating range of our lathes... ;-) Has to do with economy. We don't use our lathes to the extent to support a larger size lathe.
However, this movie gives hope. Apart from parting off, should we really run our light duty, overstrained lathes in reverse, with inverted tools all the time?
Are we simply stuck in an 18th century wood turning paradigm for historical reasons?!?
I know, that I will try out inverting everything, next time I run the lathe!
PS Parting off tool would possibly be better off slightly above center, in this reverse/ inverted mode. Other tools are probably best dead center?
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Last edited by Pauli; 01-24-2017 at 06:16 PM.
Reason: additional thoughts