Ok yes it would be easier to just purchase a square piece of stock, But this video shows how an experienced machinist can use his lathe to machine a piece out of what is at hand for the moment. This was a great learning tool for me and was very educational. It might have been to look like a lot of extra movements to make a cube from round stock. But all in all that just shows how a good machinist can fabricate a piece from raw material. Thank you for sharing this with me very appreciate , you Get a gold star for today buddy..
Yea, mostly just a challenge to show it can be done the hard way, a manual mill would work so much better.