First Wood Turning

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.


Heck of a good start, how many catches?

Thanks, just a few small catches.

What is a “Catch” ?

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