I sawed a green Walnut log in half on my bandsaw, cut it to a circle, and my little lathe was too small to turn it with the tool rest on.
Now, when it comes to woodturning, I’m a newbie. However, I watched 3 Tim Yoder woodturning videos that week and was feeling invincible!
So, I mounted the lathe to my work bench and set up my own tool rest using hard maple and bar clamps. It worked! (note: I do not officially recommend doing this)