Depending on which way you mount the block you may need a bowl gouge. If the grain of the wood is running with the bed of the lathe use a spindle gouge. If not use a bowl gouge.icor1031 said:Can I take a square block and turn it into a round block with a lathe? If so, what tools do I use to keep it a precisely sized circle? Thanks!
Are you thinking about a wood lathe or a metal lathe?
A wood lathe normally uses tools which are held by hand. The person turns the wood and checks the size/diameter. It takes skill to get the diameter consistent.
A metal lathe normally uses a small cutting tip which is held in a post or block. There are threaded rods to move the post/block in the directions parallel or at right angles to the lathe bed. In this case the item would be turned to diameter by adjusting the right angle direction, then moving in the parallel direction.
Yes but wood moves only with changes in humidity. Just a minute, this is every day....... :icon_smile:Still not sure of how tight of tolerances your going to keep with wood. Wood moves. :smile:
Yes but wood moves only with changes in humidity. Just a minute, this is every day....... :icon_smile:
So what tolerances are you looking to maintain?
It is possible wood may not be the material you need for your project.