I found a bird feeder I want to make which requires a plate like piece top and bottom turned on a lathe.
I have a 2 inch block of maple 8X8. I cut all corners so I have a octagonal shape. It didn’t work; too much gouging and bucking so i rounded it on a band saw. I am still getting the the gouging and tearing. Scary!
What’s going on? I am on my slowest speed to reduce vibration of the machine.
-- Marvin, Vermont, school teacher