I wood if I could.
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lakeland, Florida
Honestly, I don't think that's any more dangerous than any other lathe. It's being run at low speed. The only real issue I see is that you don't seem to be using a/the tool rest., You're using your fingers as a buffer/rest between the tool and the cinder block. That's what's going to hurt you. If the tool catches and grabs it's going to crush the hell out of your finger.
A face shield wouldn't be a bad idea either.