Just did this today, I only got one half done and it took about half an hour on the wood lathe, mainly because I needed to touch up the tools every few minutes to keep them sharp. I did some practice on a read/write head from a VCR (2nd and 3rd pics). I’m gonna do the other half tomorrow. Remember all this was done freehand on a wood lathe, not a metal lathe.
This was just a practice recess
This pic was practice for a possible chop of the alph, but im gonna need to make a draw bar before I do it.
I think the head from the VCR was a different aluminum because it cut ALOT easier and alot faster than the alph.