As I posted in a blog article a small bowl I was experimenting with flew apart at 1300 RPM.
No injuries, minimal damage, lesson learned.
Not to be intimidated, I glued the pieces back together and finished the bowl.
This is one of the few pieces of dunnage I feel comfortable naming the species...
I made some sample handles a few weeks ago for a gentleman who sells walking sticks.
He called and asked for more so I turned these.
Average time on the lathe from square blank to 320 grit sanded was 10 minutes.
Some pieces were Curly Movingui or Curly Morare.
I don't know the species of the...
Rule #3, if your lathe has a safety shield and you can use it....DO!!!
My wife, who loves me more than I deserve, let me get a new lathe a few months ago. A Powermatic 3520b.
I love this lathe, especially better than the old Craftsman tube-types I had.
Anyway, I've flung a few pieces of wood...