Scary Woodturning Catches, Crashes, and Busted Metal.
These are the highlights or lowlight bloopers of my first bowl turning. I have no idea what i’m doing on the lathe, and i managed to keep it that way. In the end, the bowl turned out okay. The wood was way too wet to begin with so it is already showing signs of checking…but that was to be expected. I didn’t want to wait a few years to try bowl turning just because the wood I had wasn’t dry. There are a few other cosmetic blemishes on the bowl that were a result of some of the catches. It’s amazing to think about the incredible forces involved with a heavy chunk of wood spinning quickly and steel tools catching with no way to dissipate the energy other than pure chaos. I am surprised I didn’t get hurt or worse.
Scary Woodturning Catches, Crashes, and Busted Metal