I used some money that I made from previous sales to buy a lathe. It isn’t anything special, just a harbor freight lathe and their cheap $20 tools. However, I was playing around with some scraps from other projects and it turned into a honey dipper. I did have a question though, 2 out of the 3 gouges in the cheap kit wouldn’t cut for crap. Is that normal or am I holding them wrong? I have the rest set at the halfway point of the piece and the gouge is a bit more than 90* to the top of the piece (butt of tool is down slightly from 90* to the rest). I tried raising and lowering the angle which is why I think its just crap tools that are probably not even sharp but figured I would ask the veterans.
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