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Old 01-19-2018, 10:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Most pen lathes go down to about 600 RPM and some finer ones go slower. 600RPM is fine.
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Yes, slow speed mine is about 500, wet sanding also sand lengthways between each grit. Then a plastic polish to finish

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Definitely light touch.
I go a bit faster on the finer grits. Maybe 1000. I seem to get a really smooth finish that way. In my mind it is building up enough heat to melt a bit, but I am not really sure about that.
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Definitely light touch.
I go a bit faster on the finer grits. Maybe 1000. I seem to get a really smooth finish that way. In my mind it is building up enough heat to melt a bit, but I am not really sure about that.
You are not building up that much heat. If it was melting anything you would have a mess, not a smooth finish
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Thanks for all the info.
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