|Forum topic by mattlang||posted 09-14-2011 03:40 AM||1066 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
09-14-2011 03:40 AM
I have a couple of questions for all of you turners out there.
1) How slow a speed is necessary for segmented turning? I am assessing lathe options (I’m new and just finished a 3-night turning class) and am aware that bowl and vessel turning from rough blocks requires slower speeds but I’m purely interested in segmented. Is 500-700 rpm too high?
2) What are my choices for cutting accurate segments. Not sure if I need to spring for a good table saw, band saw, scroll saw or what. I know accuracy and repeatability are critical.
Would a used shopsmith on the cheap be a good way to test the waters?
I would sure appreciate any answers. Thanks.