Wood Turning RPM Question
What speeds do you normally turn hardwood? I might have to turn some wood here in the near future (cocobola) and this is what I have for choices. I normally run at 360 rpm with a .0019 chip per revolution with stainless steel, but I can take as much as a .0049 chip at any speed on either the carriage feed or cross feed.
At the same time, what should I use for cutting inserts, carbide or high speed steel? And should that insert be lined up with the centerline of the stock, or should it be higher or lower for wood? And if so, by how much?
Last edited by Travis Johnson; 03-13-2008 at 09:46 AM.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"