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challenge is the amount of "air". You have to watch the shadow which is at the opposite side of the item, while you carefully remove stock from the tool rest side.
You need sharp tools, light touch, and hope Murphy is not over your shoulder. Very easy to get catches, chips and tearout due to the inconsistent contact.
Reading through the tips section of his site, he mentions laying a white pillowcase across the lathe bed when working with dark woods and a black pillowcase across the bed when working with light woods. He says it really helps to see the shadows.
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