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    Default Precision Lathe work

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    Wow. I was expecting something to go badly awry there. Bit disappointed with the final use of the finished product, though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euph0ny View Post
    Bit disappointed with the final use of the finished product, though...
    I could see J Tiers wanting one for his crazy plant fancy
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    That's a lot of weight to have hanging of a small center point contact, especially in soft material. I'm surprised he did not have a huge off balance issue.
    Lot of good that face shield will do if that pillar comes flying out of there at 500 RPM's

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeLee View Post
    That's a lot of weight to have hanging of a small center point contact, especially in soft material. I'm surprised he did not have a huge off balance issue.
    Lot of good that face shield will do if that pillar comes flying out of there at 500 RPM's

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    You'd probably be more surprised how nothing much would happen

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    What is that weird brown metal. Must have a carbide insert chainsaw to get that depth of cut at such high RPM

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    Must not be in USA. OSHA would have a field day with those operations.
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    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    You'd probably be more surprised how nothing much would happen

    There is a big difference between a perfectly balanced gyroscope and a huge pillar of glued up boards that are probably way out of balance and not perfectly on center to start.

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    I absolutely agree this set up is not very safe. Having had a serious accident on my large wood lathe ( Nearly lost my thumb). Anyway could you be smart enough to run from this if it decided to take off? . In my opinion accidents on wood lathes are all but over before you can reach the emergency switch off button. My wooden bowl which was almost finished had from the start a large crack in the wood, I approached it according to all the literature I had read. In fact everything about the turning turned out well. It was when I increased the speed tp sand it exploded. One quarter of the bowl flew off across the room missing me but the quarter piece almost a perfect 90 degrees turning fast came down full on my thumb. No absolutely No time to retrieve my arm even thought the sound it made was a very loud bang bringing Bronwen in from the garden at top speed and she very cleverly grabbed the main switch coming into the property off this was something I had learned , from the college I attended for machining instruction,where emergency cords hung from the ceiling every few feet. All members upon starting a course or whatever there where shown and encouraged to use these immediately if the suspected or saw something awry. I spent around ten days plus in hospital after a six hour operation. Well what could you do with this set up?
    I suspect you would be facing something like a road impact with a vehicle or worse.
    If the gentleman would set up a rail in front of his lathe with moveable upright fixed arms then I think he would or could be safe enough. imho of course Alistair
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