Activity Forums Furnitology Woodworking Forum Turning Acrylic/Epoxy

  • Furnitology

    August 19, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    Take it with a grain if salt as I haven’t turned epoxy, but I’ve heard from others you can use metal if they are really sharp, but carbide is preferred. Madira Design on YouTube could probably answer for you. Good luck!

    • BBWoodWorking

      August 20, 2023 at 12:27 am

      Thanks for the help

  • thoworth

    August 20, 2023 at 3:23 am

    You mention both acrylic and epoxy in your title. Those are two very different things. Acrylic (like pen blanks) is a fairly soft plastic that cuts easily with HSS. A two-part epoxy used to fill cracks and inclusions can be quite hard. Yes, you can turn it using standard HSS, but it will dull the tools faster.

    • BBWoodWorking

      September 20, 2023 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks very much. I didn’t know their was a difference.

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