|Forum topic by Flemming||posted 08-31-2010 07:57 PM||1120 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-31-2010 07:57 PM
Just some silly questions for the turning experts out there :)
first of all… what RPM on the lathe is typical for wood-turning? I have turned my fair share of metal and I know there are various speeds required for different metals, and different thickness’s. there’s also rules about how much material you can remove at once. i cant imagine it’s the same with wood? i’m not so sure turning speed is so important? i’m probably wrong.
second question… I have access only to metal lathes, and I dont think there will be a problem using the tool post fitted with a cutter for metal? i am a little bit worried about chipping the wood instead of cutting it though. simply because the toolbit used on a metal lathe is perpendicular to the piece and doesnt exactly “cut”, rather it scrapes. does anyone have experience with this?
next question.. I am uncertain about the type of glue to use.. the idea is to do a couple of segmented pieces. I know most wood glue forms a stronger bond than the wood itself, but i’m unsure about the centrifugal force, and the possible effect of heat on the glue joints… I want to use normal wood glue, but if anyone has experience with the joints coming apart and the piece separating and practically exploding on the lathe, i’d like to know before hand ;)
will appreciate any and all feedback :)
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