I got the new lathe so of course I had to start fiddling with it right away, hence this really, really bad video
The video was made with sunglasses that have a camera built into them. The video quality isn’t all that good, but hey, they were really, really cheap and they actually work surprisingly well. Although taking video up close like this makes them hard to keep aimed properly.
The end result of all that mess is this:
That little finial is going to be the handle for a lid I’m making for a bowl I’m making.
Since I started fiddling with lathes a few weeks ago I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned, for example, that my upload speeds aren’t much faster than they were back in the days of using modems to transfer data over phone lines. It took me over half an hour to upload that stupid video to Youtube. Half an hour! The actual MP4 file was 0.5M, 500K long. That means my upload speeds here are less than 1 meg per hour.
Anyway, with upload speeds like that you can see why I don’t put videos up on the blog here.