I attended a seminar given by Larry Hasiak, Al Stirt and Binh Pho. They all said the same thing when asked about turning speed. Turn at what you are comfortable with. They all said yea a lot of people will tell you this speed for this and that speed for that but it all boils down to what you are comfortable with turning. Some people will turn a pen at 3700 rpm. I am not comfortable with that so I turn at around 1500 to 1800. I don't think I have ever turned a bowl faster than 1200 after it is balanced. Spindle work such as chair legs I rarely ever run over 2200. HF's I rarely get much over 600 to 750. These are what I am comfortable with. I never run a forstner faster than 500 rpm and most times around 400.
Last edited by Bernie Weishapl; 10-26-2008 at 03:10 AM.
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