Pete, the correct question is "How many have you had fly off....."
Originally Posted by Pete Jordan
Only a couple so far, one was a flaw in the wood, as I got to the outside corners of the axis, and applied (slight!) pressure to the piece, I hear it go crack..... and then it just kind of sagged and fell down.
Jean-Francois warned us of this, and told us that at each axis move, apply only slight pressure on the tail stock, and turn the lathe on at a low speed, slowly ramping up the speed and the pressure on the tail stock........... and stand out of the firing line while doing so.........
The other one, I was doing an eccentric goblet, and I cut just a bit to far, and then top half of the goblet went for a ride......
Oh well, one thing I learned from watching Jean and Eli was that sometimes, even they only make shavings, and that is alright, especially if you learn something from it.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward