Turning Archive 2007

Subject:
Turning Brass on a wood lathe

Steve Antonucci
>I bought some brass bar stock for a special project I am working on and I plan on turning it on my Nova. I figure on covering the ways to catch the filings and curlies, and turning at a very slow speed.

What can't you do with brass that you would with wood? can it be parted? Can it be cut with a spindle gouge? Or will I be scraping it forever?

Any lessons learned appreciated before I hurt someone (like me)...

Steve

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