I found some type of cast iron caster just under 3" in diameter on the street so I tossed it into the Sherline lathe to true it up for practice.
The stuff machines great with carbide, but the mess it makes is incredible. I covered what I could with newspaper, but the dust goes everywhere. I tried to hold a magnet by the cutter to catch some of the dust before it went everywhere, which helped a bit, but there was still a layer of dust everywhere. I'm still in the process of cleaning up with oily rags.
Any special methods people here use to prevent and then clean up cast iron messes?