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Re: [medievalsawdust] Lathes

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  • Mark Flebotte
    Part of the reason I want to use a metal lathe is that I m getting one already and secondly I like the idea of a chuck for mounting things. Mark ... From:
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 5, 2004
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      Part of the reason I want to use a metal lathe is that I'm getting one already and secondly I like the idea of a chuck for mounting things.
       
      Mark
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      Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 9:11 PM
      Subject: Re: [medievalsawdust] Lathes

      Wood  turning is done at a lot higher speed than a turning metal.  If the lathe is setup to handle both speed ranges you will need a wood turning spur on the drive end.  Now the lathe owners can chime in with the speeds...___ and the proper name for the spur.
       
      James Cunningham

      Just a quick question, I've never used a wood lathe before and I'm curious what RPM range you need to run them in. The reason I'm asking is I'm looking to get a new metal lathe for my company and I was thinking of using it for turning wood also.
       
       
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    • James Winkler
      Chuck!... there are some nice 4 jaw chucks out there for wood lathes... now, granted it doesn t get around the I ve already got one issue... but... one
      Message 2 of 10 , Jan 5, 2004
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        Chuck!...  there are some nice 4 jaw chucks out there for wood lathes...  now, granted it doesn't get around the "I've already got one" issue... but... one thing to think about while using a metal lathe...
         
        SAWDUST...
         
        Ya' ain't just kickin' up chips here...  and you'll probably do the wise thing and... after cranking up the speed a bit to finish your turning and get a nice smooth cut...  crank it up a bit more and lay the sand paper to it to get the really nice finish...   and then... perhaps, while it still turning, decide to apply wax or friction polish... 
         
        ... while you're doing all of this, of course, you're drippin' (Drippin'??  Did I say 'Drippin!'?  I should say 'being thrown around  by the spinning wooden object in front of you...') gunk, and mixing with some pretty fine sawdust and all of that is getting in and on the various drives and gears on your metal lathe...  
         
        ...  sure ya' don't wanna' get a good wood lathe???
         
        Chas.
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        Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 8:39 AM
        Subject: Re: [medievalsawdust] Lathes

        Part of the reason I want to use a metal lathe is that I'm getting one already and secondly I like the idea of a chuck for mounting things.
         
        Mark
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