Yeah, I've seen videos similar to that before, but the setups seemed a bit more refined than that one. I am open to trying that, BUT I would darn sure make sure the wood was a LOT more in balance than that one was. Way too easy for an out of balance chunk of wood to leave the lathe to risk it. I think the lathe was running way too fast also. But, if you ever want to get an out of balance piece of wood in balance fast, run a power plane across it One, maybe two swipes would be all you would need, then you'd have a nice round, in balance, piece of material. I've done that before, but never with a piece so far out of balance as that one looked. I did trim them down first, and used a slower speed. I sold my lathe anyway, found out all I like to make on one is carving mallets.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.