Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
newbie

LaDell
>I just started learning how to use the lathe, problem is I can use the big hogger and plough the wood off and shape pieces pretty much the way I want to, but I havent yet figured out how to use the knives. The machine is my dads so I dont get much practice, but I really am frustrated. When I try to cut with the knives they jump back, or flip up or tear huge gouges in the wood, where I then begin to cuss and generally throw things, especially if it has taken me awhile to find center of wood(which it usually does)
Help , anyone?????
Newbie

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