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    Crazy turner or so I think...

    I am no turner, but I think I can tell apart what is risky and what is not, I just found this video on youtube, maybe turners can give their opinion.

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    Well, maybe a bit crazy. But for sure determined. That is one strong lathe. I'm jealous!

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    Well, that would certainly leave a mark if it broke loose. I think I'd go for a longer tool handle, might absorb a little more of the bight.
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    of course he's crazy he is using a skew....
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    Terrifying! I flinched.

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    I vote for crazy, especially at the beginning. There are much safer ways to rough out a log. He was also wearing nothing in the way of protective gear. But from the looks of things, he's been doing things his way for a long time, so it must be a method he's comfortable with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    it must be a method he's comfortable with.
    I dunno he flinched pretty good when he had a couple of those big catches early on! Didn't exactly look "comfortable" so much.

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    I would say he's a highly skilled professional using a lathe designed for the purpose, and tools that are adequate for the job. The lack of safety equipment did bother me. In my town there is a water-powered lathe about the same size - about 5m between centres, and probably 60cm capacity. Say, 30cm from the centre to the bed. It was used for making things like this man is using here. I wonder if they needed a steady rest for it.
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    I doubt if that shop is OSHA approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I vote for crazy, especially at the beginning. There are much safer ways to rough out a log. He was also wearing nothing in the way of protective gear. But from the looks of things, he's been doing things his way for a long time, so it must be a method he's comfortable with.
    I think the only protective gear that would work would be if he turned from inside a Abrams tank
    He sure has brass.
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