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Turning Speed for Aluminium

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A machinist I respect (his work is fabulous) recommends this article:

This would be helpful for making rims.
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QUOTE (Ade @ 9 Oct 2012, 02:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>hi
best cutting fluid / coolant for ally is parafin.

I believe that "paraffin" in the UK is equivalent to kerosene in the US. Here paraffin is a waxy solid - very useful for lubricating screw threads in wood. Kerosene is very similar to diesel fuel which I've used for this purpose.

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