I've had a lathe in the garage/shop for many years and never thought about trying to turn necks on it until seeing a video by Jackie Schmidt a year or so ago. I posted a couple of queries here about doing so and Paul, aka Boltfluter, felt sorry for me and started digitally tutoring me a while back. There was a shallow learning curve involved that led me to do a good tuneup on my lathe and then the trial and error portion started.First hurdle is turning an accurate .243" mandrel. Several iterations later I had one that I was happy with. Pushing on a fireformed 220 Russian case with a live center in the tailstock was simple enough but my first attempt with a very shallow cut stopped the case on the arbor. Paul was patient enough to give me the info on the insert he uses so I order up a couple TCGT inserts as well as a 3/8" holder. After a few days later they arrive and it's back to the lathe. I soon realize I have no way to set my cutter height so I pull the arbor and chuck up a piece of aluminum. Several face off cuts and the new insert is set to centerline. Dial back in a 1/2" length of steel rod and start making cuts to turn a fresh .243" arbor. That done it's time for the real thing. RPM at 470, .0007" travel/revolution on auto. Handfeed from the chuck to the shoulder of the cartridge for a light cut at said shoulder and then engage the auto feed for the final cut back to the mouth of the cartridge. Holy chit Batman, that looks great and best of all, the cutter didn't stop the cartridge on the arbor. As it turned out, my original insert had a much larger radius on the nose than the insert Paul recommended. Measuring the OD of the neck while still on the arbor showed that my cut was to shallow for the .0087" neck thickness I was looking for, .262" neck chamber in my 6PPC gun. A bit of judicious tweaking on the cross slide and I'm there. Anybody in the market for a 21st Century neck turning lathe? THANKS PAUL! GET WELL!