Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Dang!

Rick Davenport
>Got the new 3520 set up, attached the new dust collector to the lathe and the bandsaw, added a riser to the bandsaw to tackle that wood I couldn't quite squeeze under the guides, hung the straw shades to protect the bench from flying shavings, generally rearranged everything to fit the new equipment, cut a piece of dry holly, put it between centers, turned the outside and sanded to a shiny 600 grit, flipped the piece around and mounted it on my talon chuck, got 1/3 of the way into hollowing the inside and BAM! the tenon collapsed and the piece bounced off the bandsaw base and onto the floor.

Dang!

The tenon was substantial, and I didn't catch the gouge but I was doing a deep cut. The holly was a bit soft, I'm thinking there was a weak spot that I didn't see in the tenon. (Gotta blame the wood, it couldn't be operator error)

Dang!

Redesign time.

Dang!

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