Wood Lathe

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A machine tool which spins a block of material to perform various operations to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation.

The turning speeds below are given as a rough guide only as it will depend on a lot of parameters. These are a good starting point.

Turning Speed
Diameter of
Wood [mm]
Speed [rpm]
25 3000
50 2500
75 1500
125 1000
200 650
300 570
450 300
600 250

See also: Lathe, Turning, Wood.

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