Dont get mad and hit the Lathe.
After my three successful pens I decided to try some other combinations for the finishes. So I was in the middle of my 18th blank (yes, I am serious). My tail stock came loose two times causing the blank to almost fly out. The last time instead of looking inside the lathe and seeing the dust on the clamp I decided to push the handle down hard. It broke and scratched my arm so I got a “little” upset and pushed the lath back in the table to turn it around. While doing that I cracked the cover for the variable speed controller. So of course my order of 90+ pieces of various woods arrives for me to “look” at for the next 5 – 7 days (until repair parts arrive). The moral of the story “Take your time and pay attention or you will break it!”
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Last edited by dollis; 01-13-2009 at 12:26 AM.