Originally Posted by baih
try using your finger.
did you add a motor washer between the "comm and the lathe support".
give it one more try.
i use wd40 when making the final cut. the wd40 makes it look like its cutting bad, but its just the wd40 clinging to the comm when its spinning.
Ill give the finger a try, and yes I have a shim between the comm and v-blocks and their supports. The edge of the comm is not rubbing on the supports. Im 100% sure is spinning in the right direction.
I think the bent screw idea may make sense, because it doesnt require consistant pressure to turn the wheel that moves the bit side to side when the track is tight (meaning it is harder to turn then easier to turn). I just cant see any way that it would have happened though.