Stu.....I started turning some spindles for the wheel on Dave Richard's sail boat last night! Turning pummels is exciting......actually,...it's not the turning of the pummels that's exciting.....it's the turning you do after you turn the pummels that's exciting!
Did you know that square corners will rap your knuckles at 4 times the speed you have lathe set at....even it you have a skew in your hand?
Did you know that the same thing happens when you are sanding?
I now have more appreciation for the table legs you turned recently!