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Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Chris Starling (---.gsk.com)
Date: January 28, 2010 09:23AM

What's the best tool for cutting/shaping acrylic on a lathe? Looking at the pieces from Mudhole or Swampland to make reel seats. Will a plain chisel work or does it need to be a parting tool or ....?

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Mike Barkley (---.nap.wideopenwest.com)
Date: January 28, 2010 09:25AM

I use a gouge and round nose scraper a sharpen tools often

Mike (Southgate, MI)
If I don't want to, I don't have to and nobody can make me (except my wife) cuz I'm RETIRED!!

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Chris Starling (---.gsk.com)
Date: January 28, 2010 09:34AM

Thanks Mike

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Swampland (---.hsd1.la.comcast.net)
Date: January 28, 2010 09:40AM

You'll also need a parting tool to cut your tenons square for your hardware. A skew gives you the cleanest cut with very little sanding but if you're not used to using one a round nose scraper or 1/2'' gouge will work just fine.

Lance
[swamplandtackle.com]

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: John Kepka (---.dsl.stlsmo.sbcglobal.net)
Date: January 28, 2010 09:42AM

Keep your cuts light and the tools sharp.

John
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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Chris Starling (---.gsk.com)
Date: January 28, 2010 10:11AM

Thanks for all the info. Sounds like Klingspors might "get into my pocket" at the Expo. lol

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Duane Richards (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: January 28, 2010 10:30AM

I agree with MIke and to add the surefoam file is a GREAT tool for taking off acrylic, once the acrylic gets warm it cuts very well, just dont gert it too warm/hot as you'll ruin your piece with ANY tool used.

DR

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Fran Park (208.255.163.---)
Date: January 28, 2010 04:16PM

Speaking of getting hot, the acrylic heats up pretty fast when you are drilling out the piece. I drill mine before turning, and put it on a mandrel a la Andy Dear's turning video. But go slow, because you can damage the piece from the heat. Especially light or white acrylics. They can discolor.

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Re: Turning acrylic on lathe?
Posted by: Duane Richards (---.nwrknj.east.verizon.net)
Date: January 28, 2010 04:26PM

and the smell!.........

DR

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