There's nothing wrong with working at slow speed Paolo.... That's all I ever do! :big: Sorry to hear of your lathe trouble.... it's not good to have a machine out of use, I remember the weeks my lathe belt snapped and I couldn't use it..... Horror!! :big: at least you have found something to do in the time the lathe is out of action Won't be too long now.... we will be able to see it all together. well once your lathe is fixed that is! ;D Ralph.