with this cold weather ( I know it ain't near like your guys up north, but you gotta realize, I'm a tropical boy..a real wuss about cold weather... I can take 110 degree heat just about any time, but 32 degrees is just too cold for me and it's been down in the teens most days the past week & half...if I had had my druthers, we would have retired to Costa Rica or someplace on the equator.... but I got out voted one to one. )
and my shop ain't heated.. I have a little heater, but don't think it will bring the temp up enough.. plus my lathe slipped a "C" clamp that let my Reeves pulleys spread and one of them is jammed against the housing inside the head stock. It's too cold for me to be working on cold iron.
You want a thrill, try turning a 12" bowl blank that's slightly out of balance at 450 and suddenly have it jump to about 1100 +.... when that clamp slipped and the pulley spread, I had an out of balance propeller whirling in my face for a few seconds before I could reach the switch.
I had just spent about 2 hours changing the belt and had it all re-assembled and working great (I thought) when this happened... I was so disgusted I just left it, then the weather changed and I haven't been back to work on it... I like all you guys, but I'd rather be turning..