Turning Archive 2004

Drive center slipping.

Bill MacLachlan
>Hi guys;
This may be a basic question, but!! I have a new Nova DVR3000 and the only problem I am having is the lathe seems to have more power than my old one and the drive center keeps slipping. I will get a small catch and the wood will stop but the drive continues spinning and bores into the wood. I tighten the tail stock and continue on. This will also cause a large center hole in the tail stock end as I continue tightening it. This might happen 2-4 times, but only when I am rough turning the stock. I think I have good contact on the 4 point drive. Am I starting too slow or too fast? I start around 200-400 RPM.
Thanks for any ideas. Bill

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