I subscribe to various trade publications in order to stay abreast of new trends in different industries that are of interest to me.
One of these is Cutting Tool Engineering. While reading the June 2012 issue I noticed an article By Tom Lipton titled "Tips for turning parts on manual lathes".
Although I have been using most of the ideas in the article over the years, one new one surfaced that I had not heard of before. This idea centers around using a spring type tool holder for turning large radius parts in order to reduce chatter. Since I do a lot of this type of work and am constantly employing various technique in order to quell vibration and chatter, this seems like a new type of tool holder I'd like to build in order to better place the odds in my favor.
I'm sure a few here have been using something similar for years, but it's a new one for me so I thought I'd share the idea here for those like me that haven't yet been blessed with this type of tool holder.
Below a link to the article and a couple of photos from Cutting Tool Engineering showing the spring type tool holder.