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  1. #1
    Hi
    Does anyone have experience of turning wood on a CNC lathe?

    I want to try turning wood on my Boxford 125TCL and am looking for comments from those who have tried on this lathe or other.

    Is it possible to use square shank brazed tungsten carbide tools for this purpose and if not, where on earth can I get square shank wood tools?

    Thanks in advance.

    Simon

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    you will need a copy lathe tool like this

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    hope this helps
    there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers !!!!

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    Thanks for that. Any ideas where I might be able to get one from please?

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    google copy lathe cutter lots out there.
    there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers !!!!

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    Thanks. Now I've added the word "cutter" to my google search I can see them. Why so expensive though? I don't understand!!

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    if you have a bench grinder bud make your own.
    there is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid answers !!!!

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    What would be the material to use if I do make one....... you have gathered by now that I'm completely new to this subject!! Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnican View Post
    What would be the material to use if I do make one....... you have gathered by now that I'm completely new to this subject!! Thanks in advance.
    Probably HSS/high speed steel. You may be able to use something else with woods, I don't know, but HSS isn't expensive really considering how long it will last.

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    Only thing you will need do is make sure the cutter is really sharp else it will tear the wood.
    You can get some really sharp carbide cutters,I will look them up next time I'm in the shop, I know they are sharp I have the wounds to show, only good for ally but they were cheap on fleabay!

    peter

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    Thanks for the advice so far.

    I'm presuming if I make my own, it is entirely feasible to take an existing brazed carbide tool of sufficient length, and grind it to the sort of profile shown above, using a standard bench grinder? If it is possible to do that, I could do it today.

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