I’ve have been wanting to make myself sometone-wood cups for my Magnum drivers so I bought myself a wood lathe. I’ve been playing around with it the last couple of days with wood I find in the neighborhood. I don’t want to buy any tone wood until I feel comfortable using the lathe.
One problem I seem to be having is the wood not always coming off smoothly, sometimes it rips small chunks of wood and leaves holes in the wood, other times it scrapes the wood leaving a jagged mess. I’m not sure if it’s the wood I’m using or the tools.
It might also be the way I’m mounting the wood onto the lathe. I’m wondering if mounting it on the spindle is the best way to go about it?
I would appreciate any help offered.