A small change should make a big difference
A problem that I've had whilst bowl turning is that the gouge handles foul the rear panel. For some time I have intended to space the rear panel from the bench, a messy job, but yesterday, having immaculatised* the lathe and bench, it became obvious that all I had to do to gain another 2" was move the lathe as far forward as possible which gained me just on 2", perhaps now my bowl turning might just improve a little.
*I doubt that this word is in the dictionary!
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