Last night at the monthly CCW meeting, Hal Simmons came to demonstrate turning Christmas tree ornaments. He was the 1st or 2nd demonstrator that I saw when I first joined CCW, and his attention to detail is amazing.
He turned for us a 1-piece ornament, as well as a 3-piece globe-style ornament. He also brought 3 ornaments that he had previously turned. When asked how fast he turned, he replied…
Two things determine how fast:
1st, if the lathe walks, that’s too fast
2nd… your fear factor.
(He also pointed out that he does mostly splindle work.) MY fear factor is pretty low on out-of-round bowl blanks!