Well I had a go on a wet bowl blank, and all I can say is this is one amazing tool
I could stall my DVR at will, but it was not scary at all, no handle going up and hitting me in the chin or anything like that.
The blank I used was some of the Shinoki haul I just got, wet stuff, and this tool just destroyed it, I can see how with a larger lathe, one with more horse power, this would easily slice and dice up anything that came near it.
Still, even though I could easily stall the DVR by being over aggressive, this tool makes easy work of most anything, and boy does it make a MESS
and here is the tool with the handle I made.
One other thing, this Shinoki MUST be related to Oak, it turned anything steel BLACK in moments, I and to clean up really well around the lathe, I even had RUST forming on my Oneway live center
I took a bunch of video, but it is too late to start crunching it right now.
More later, I'm really impressed with this tool, but I have to say, wear coveralls, I was COVERED from head to toe in wood fiber, and as I was commentating on the video, I used my chainsaw, MESH face shield, NOT a good idea, next time the Triton Power respirator WILL be used
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward