Turning Archive 2005

Bad Bearings?

Pete in NJ
>I've been lurking here for awhile now absorbing many great tips and ideas. Thank you all for passing on this wealth of knowledge and inspiration.

Last November I got a Jet 1236 and have been trying to teach myself turning through reading and trial and error. I been mostly working on free green wood roughing out bowls. This weekend I was having trouble getting the bowls to be round. I remounted the blank in the chuck (Oneway Talon). Tried taking very light cuts and scraping. Increased the speed and I thought the lathe was going to walk across the floor.

Finally, I broke out the dial indicator and measured runout on the flange of the spindle. It was about .005 turned by hand and .01 if I ran it at the lowest speed.

What would be the best course of action to take at this point? Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Pete

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