|Ron Davis||07/02/2012 19:10:25|
1613 forum posts
Hi Steve, I have been in the shed today, turning a platter, and guess what?I got the spirals as well. The reason for this was that the outer edges of the platter were thin as was the base, the vibration was in the wood not the lathe.. You did not say how thick your workpiece was so I wonder if it was a bit this allowing flexing.
I do agree with Eric that you should take off the casters and pt feet on it, I made my lathe bench and screwed it to the wall, but that was more to stabilise the wall of the garage I use as my second home
|steve h||08/02/2012 14:36:35|
403 forum posts
Thanks Eric and Ron,
I will have a go at taking it off the casters, but I will have to raise the bench to compensate, as they are about 4 inches high.
Ron, it was doing it on thick pieces of timber!
I will make my alterations and let you know how I get on.
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