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Forum topic by mattlang posted 09-14-2011 03:40 AM 1166 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2011 03:40 AM

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Hello all,

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.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 09-14-2011 04:12 AM

Here is the MAN for segmented turnings

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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