A CNC horizontal lathe is something that can be used for cutting various shapes and patterns. But there are many uses for it, and the most common use is a hobbyist’s project and more specifically, wood turning projects.
Wood lathes are most commonly used for turning and cutting wood or other material, but you can also use them for other purposes such as wood carving. For example, when you want to carve a tree into a particular shape, a wood lathe can help you do this. You can create all sorts of beautiful things with woodturning, if you know how to use one. In this article, we will take a look at a few wood turning projects that can be accomplished using a CNC horizontal lathe.
One of the most popular wood turning projects for a hobbyist is carving a piece of wood with the aid of a carving tool. The tool of choice for this project is the hand-held carving knife. This is basically a razor blade with a wood lathe cutter attached to it. The knife is held in place by a tapered shaft of metal that works as a pivot point in the lathe. The cutting edge of the knife is directed at the wood being carved.
Wood turners make two types of cuts: smooth and chamfered. Chamfering a piece of wood is a process of removing the surface roughness. Smooth cuts simply remove the grains of the wood itself. Woodturning, like other woodworking hobbies, uses a lot of tools in the production of all of its products. Wood turning tools include gouges, Sanders, etc.
Chisel Turning – This technique requires an entire chuck of the lathe as well as a chisel. The chisel is basically a whole-piecetool that has been used before in other projects, but has a wide cutting surface. A chisel head is positioned onto the chuck, and the chisel is turned by hand until it reaches the desired angle. When the chisel is turned and meets the cut wood, it is brought down, giving the end result of a circular saw.
Shank Cutting – The lathe needs to be tilted sideways to provide the wood with an equal angle, but without turning the lathe. The wood is moved into the horizontal position and a complete circular saw is made. The wood is first threaded into the chuck of the lathe, then placed over the cutting tool, and the chisel is pushed down until the wood is removed from the end of the lathe is stopped. Then the chisel is pulled up to clear the finishing surface of the lathe.
Clamp-on Wood Cages – Clamp-on wood cages are constructed out of wood and either clamped together or bolted together. The clamp-on wood cage will not come apart when it has been opened. A small chisel is driven into the wood and the chute opens up. This makes a cover for the opening. Once the wood of the cage is gone, the lathe is turned on.
The CNC horizontal lathe is the ideal machine for creating wood turning projects in a very short time. With its multiple functions, and being the most popular tool used in woodturning, it is a must-have for any woodworking hobbyist or woodworking shop.