Well, I tried!
My first attempt, was a dismal failure, or more likely, just a learning experience
First, I put a slightly curved piece of wood on the cheap truck sale lathe, (you really do, get what you pay for...sheesh)..And it traveled more than I ever did on land or sea!
So, I took that off, and the other piece, I had to make a squared off end, so I fired up my DeWalt Mitre saw, and NOTHING! Checked all fuses and everything, then, got my electric sensor, (lighted wand), and checked, no power to the saw only ...had to get new plug at electric store that just happens to be right next to me
Then put it in the lathe, and had to put it on low speed, because the high speed vibrated it out twice out of the lathe! Oh well... low speed, was a drag, could hardly even get the bark off... (Actually, I finally got fustrated and took the bark off with my "draw knife"...What a pain!!
Found out that the wood was so "wet", that I could tear strips of it off, after I got the bark off, so I will wait a few weeks or a month and let it dry out now...(its a piece of Cherry)...
At least I didnt get hurt this time Big plus...
They should sell this lathe at Big Lots, just about the same quality.. oh well, my meandering... Thanks for all the helpful hints...Jesse