First Wood Turning

(Ned Hill) #1

Did my first turning today on my restored mini lathe. That was kind of fun :smile: It’s a wand handle I’m making as a costume prop for my daughter. Made from cherry.

(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #2

Heck of a good start, how many catches?

(Ned Hill) #3

Thanks, just a few small catches.

(Anthony Bolgar) #4

What is a “Catch” ?

(Ned Hill) #5

Being too aggressive with the cutting angle and the tool “catches” in the wood and bounces the tool out, usually resulting in some tear out.

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(Don Kleinschnitz Jr.) #6

Yup, and you often throw the wood into the wall and eat the tool.