My 'Frankenstein' piece
10" D x 14" high
I was hollowing this piece with filament tape wrapped all around it to hold it together. The woodturning club was scheduled to come to my shop for a meeting that pm so I removed all the tape and buffed it up to show it off. After the meeting, a new member came up and asked if my lathe was variable speed. "Sure, watch this." So saying, I turned it on and cranked the speed up. The piece promptly exploded, throwing shards all over the shop. I had forgotten, just for a few seconds, that I had removed the stabilizing tape. So I gathered up the pieces and laced it back together. It actually gathers more attention now than if it had not exploded!! Turned in the late 1990s.