A turn and mill machine are used for both large and small applications. Its great versatility allows for the fast production of a wide range of products. When used on the smaller scale, this machine is often utilized for scrap materials that cannot be easily processed through traditional milling machines.
This is the most efficient machine for sanding and finishing the edges of wood. On larger projects, a turn and mill machine is used to create a perfect material out of wood. If there is wood to be worked with, the machine is also effective for shaping the wood, as well as cutting it. Some woodturners also use these machines to drill holes for hinges, drawer fronts, or trim work.
An example of a wood that will need to be worked with on a smaller scale, and not need to be completely finished, is that of unfinished plywood. Often times, when small portions of wood need to be trimmed from the piece being manufactured, the machine is used to eliminate all the excess wood. Instead of leaving a large pile of wood in the works, the machine does the work for the worker.
Another example of what can be turned and milled on a smaller scale is that of parquet flooring. Using the machine, a perfectly straight edge can be produced on the floor. This eliminates the need for having to cut and file down the floor.
This machine is often used in house by homeowners to turn and mill their wood. One example of a machine that is often used to do this type of work is the Jotter. The Jotter is capable of producing a square surface from the edges of wood pieces, which save the homeowner a lot of time, and frustration.
A turn and mill machine are capable of creating precision edges, where you have to cut to specific specifications. Small squares of wood may be carved and shaped using the machine. The cuts are then ground to exacting angles, creating a beautiful edge on the piece.
These machines can turn out the surfaces of glass, or any other material. Smaller particles are cut and then polished. Glass in particular, may not be machined or turned very much, making them easier to handle. When using the machine on glass, it is very easy to move and manipulate the glass piece.
Using the machine, pieces of metal can be turned and milled. This will make them so that they fit together properly. Small cuts may be made, and it is up to the skill of the worker to see that the surface is held in that shape. This is a skill that many workers possess.