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Posted on Rough finish off the tool

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#1 posted 09-16-2018 02:00 PM

That should be fast enough. With tailstock support, even faster speeds should be fine as long as it is properly mounted in the chuck but you are the best judge of what feels safe for you.

Just remember that the idea of riding the bevel is to have the edge of the tool almost at a tangent to the surface so you are just sheering the surface. When I first started turning a few years ago, the easiest way for me to achieve that was to actually start high where the back of the bevel was riding but the edge is not in contact and then slowly ease the handle up and slightly back until it starts cutting.

While it is very helpful to watch the videos, Doc Green’s written information was actually the first thing I used. Sometimes in the videos they assume that if you can see what they are doing, you understand what is going on but with just written explanations with a few pictures, I actually got a better understanding of why it works (or doesn’t). You can find Doc Green’s how-tos here. After reading his explanations, what I was seeing in the videos made a lot more sense. Lots of good information on that site.

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