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tiketyboo

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05-23-2020 12:47 AM

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i have a made up block for a tea light candle holder and one layer is 1/16” of aluminium, can i turn that with my carbide turning tools,


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Madmark2

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#1 posted 05-23-2020 02:44 AM

Depend of the grade of alum. 6061 will cut with carbide. Small thin cuts is the order of the day.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#2 posted 05-23-2020 11:56 AM

Yep, it will work. ............... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#3 posted 05-23-2020 01:49 PM

what do you mean by “turn it” ??
is your aluminum laminated to the surface of the block or sandwiched in between
two pieces of wood?
sketches and photos will always get you the most accurate feedback.

I have turned solid brass and aluminum stock on an ordinary HF lathe
with carbide tipped turning tools.
but, if you don’t know your way around basic turning and the associated tools,
things can go South pretty quickly.

Like Mark said: small bites will get you the most favorable results.
looking forward to seeing your projects and welcome to the forum.

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#4 posted 05-23-2020 05:32 PM

John and Mark are on the right track. Take care because sharp tools can bite into aluminum aggressively and you can easily loose control making a mess and possibly getting injured. Turn as a slow speed….

-- Les B, Oregon

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#5 posted 05-23-2020 05:55 PM

thank you all. i will take care as the aluminium is sandwhiched in between plywood, when finished i will post how it looks, thanks

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#6 posted 05-23-2020 06:05 PM


thank you all. i will take care as ”the aluminium is sandwiched in between plywood”, when finished i will post how it looks, thanks
- tiketyboo

okay – now you have opened issue #2 . . . . PLYWOOD on a LATHE ??

Please tell us what adhesive you will be using to stick the aluminum to the plywood . . .

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#7 posted 05-23-2020 06:07 PM

Rivets.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#8 posted 05-23-2020 06:21 PM

hi. i used ca glue to glue and turned one by sanding on my drill press!

, see picture, some i did with plastic but it was a lot of work sanding them so i thought i would try turning them..

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