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No tool rest, no lathe tools ... no problem!

I made it through to about 4:15 on this video before suddenly feeling the need to take shelter behind armoured glass. The number of times the chisel catches gives a few clues about why strapping blocks of wood to really fast motors and then freehanding them with random tools you had laying about might be a bad idea.

Pilesofplenty,  the creative mind behind this attempt, is upfront about this not being safe. Citing "wanting to find out if woodturning was something he would enjoy" as motivation, I feel this demonstration is a big vote in favour of asking your buddy who has a lathe if you can come over on Saturday afternoon.  

By 8:10 we get to the roughing gouge with no handle and well .. yeah. I wonder if there is a sequel to this.


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