Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Eastern WA State
I have the same issues and as you know it can get pretty frustrating.
I started getting gun shy whenever I turned anything - just waiting for the tool to catch - which made me jump like a jackrabbit each time it happened. In my situation, I started using a modified drill press milling vice to feed the tool into the work. At least that system enabled me to continue making stuff without the stress.
Anyway, it sounds like you are doing everything correctly as it relates to setup.
I read somewhere that you have to make sure that the cutting edge of your tool is right at the horizontal center line of what you are working on.
Other than that, you just have to practice practice practice on your technique.
When you think about it, God has to be the best inventor of all time. He took a rib from Adam and made a loudspeaker.
Last edited by RetiredLE; 02-20-2012 at 04:10 PM.