I had a few people ask to see the tooling that I use for turning wood on a CNC (metal) lathe. So here you go.
So this is what something looks like when it is in the lathe. I have this piece mounted to a flange, but it could also be in a turning centre or on a mandrel.
This is my standard tool profile. In the first picture I am using the same idea but the full diametre. Good for hogging. This one is better for more precision things.
These are my little carbide tips. Sharp on both sides, I use them a lot for pens and other super delicate things that need minimal surface contact with the tool.
This is a super cool tool that I love using and use pretty often. It’s also carbide.
Here it is at work. It makes a flat left side (which is neat for bowls, incidentally) and has fairly high contact OR fairly love contact depending on how you mount it.
And this is the parting tool. It’s adjustable so it doesn’t matter how big the item is that I’m parting.
So—I can use these tools for wood, plastic, aluminum, brass… the parting tool can take anything.
I grind all my tooling as necessary and due to using a lot of carbide that means not often.
If anybody has more questions on the tooling that I use or the process I’d be happy to explain what I can.