That's what I have thought of and done. Just wasn't sure.
I would never do that.
On a another note: I have a aftermarket cutter and was wondering how long it will last and if you could sharpen it? Like something like a strop.
Like the title says. I have been thinking about the height and wondering if it should be in the middle of the pins on the head and tail stock or a little lower? I have tried both but not sure if it works any differernt.