Good morning everyone. I am clearly doing something wrong. I am a super beginner when it comes to running a lathe. The other day I was trying to part off some spacers out of 1.5" mild steel round bar with some 1/8" HSS parting bit and I couldn't do it for the life of me. I would either stall the lathe which obviously was me trying to take too deep of a cut, but before I would take a cut that deep the bit wouldn't cut anything. One time I snapped the bit because I had too much "stickout" for lack of a better term out of the tool holder. I don't know if I didn't grind the HSS correctly (probably) but I ground it and cooled it off with water between grinds and I had what I thought was a sharp point on it to cut. No matter what I tried the lathe would either stall, bind and slip the belt or I would break the bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated.