Originally Posted by ohgood
I envy that seat (drz owner) !
try slowing down your spindle, you shouldn't see orange sparks or chips while machining. it dlls the carbide if the surface speed is too fast and travel too slow.
subd, great project
Vintage seats are great. Modern foam is fine on woods or MX bikes where you're mostly standing but that's about it.
Thanks for the tip. I'll have to try on the other lathe. The Sherline doesn't do well at turning slow, not enough torque when the speed is turned down.