Successful turning requires knowledge of many factors, workholding, materials, tooling available, and much more. The following charts, images, and information are geared toward those that are familiar with Lathes in general, but would like to know more.  This is part of broader curriculum we are currently working on.  The Speed and Feed chart is meant to act as a general guide, your results can and often will vary greatly from job to job.  Machining is complicated, only through experience will things begin to feel easier, hopefully this helps accelerate that learning curve.