|Forum topic by dpoisson||posted 02-17-2012 03:25 PM||2101 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
02-17-2012 03:25 PM
Hi everyone, So I have a problem turning some wood pieces. My lathe isn’t a powerful one (1/3? I bought it for game call making). It would seem that my 4 prongs bit never seems to engage the wood properly. The second I put a tad much push in (for example) my roughing gouge to start really removing a lot of wood, the 4 prongs skip and simply burn the end-grain wood, marking a nice burnt circle.
Is there any remedy for this? I find it very annoying…My tools are sharp (not sure if I could shave myself with them, but pretty close), so I don’t think the problem’s there.
I usually mount my wood (maple in this case) in the following manner:
Should I be drilling a hole in the center so the middle, centering, cone of my 4 prong bit can go further in the wood and thus, the 4 prong will be able to go deeper as well?