I am realizing the importance of keeping notes in a log for the lathe and also for the shop. I had done a lot of previous adjustments when I was cutting clean turnings prior to sharpening the tooling only to have to relearn what I'd done before. There are certain parameters that just have to be learned. I am making notes on adjustments now. I now have a log book on the lathe just for logging such measurements and adjustments.
I worked late Friday to get the lathe back online after sharpening. I turned out about 50 pieces of 5B (.595 dia) and then went back saturday, made some adjustments, and turned out about 60 pieces of 5A (.570 vater dia.) All these sticks still need to be chucked and end shaped for tip and butt. That will be some work for the early part of the coming week. My plan monday... go in, chop and rip more stock, then turn some 5A (.565 dia) and go down to 7A size.
Another "to do" for Monday is to get a stamp made with my name, and stick size markings, for application to the stick. It has been a bit longer than I anticipated but it is all starting to come together. I'm working on building some stock so I can start shipping out some product for beta testing and I would like to have the name on the stick when they go out.
Thanks again to everyone that is waiting patiently for product. It's coming :)
I'm off to wash sawdust laden work clothes...
Have a beautiful day!!