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Ron Altier

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14 hours ago, RustyFN said:

Very nice Ron. The best luck I have had with acrylic is with a 1/4” bowl gouge. I get chipping and explosions with carbide tools. Might be because I try to go too fast.

Turning acrylics is not my favorite. Besides waste turnings going everywhere, chipping and it turns the area to one huge mess. Oh yes I use a vac and the suction hose is positioned above the turning. Next and the thing most don't think about.......the plastic dust and tiny pieces get into your chuck movement and other working parts on the tailstock. Not long after completing a piece I have to remove the vise and clean it. 

 I just visited an enlarged and remodeled Rockler store here in Denver. I didn't buy any more acrylic. 

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