Category Archives: Lathe Safety

Anything to do with safety in the shop

Woodturning Safety Tips

Originally written by Ed for Craftsy as “Safety at the Lathe: Woodturning Safety Tips”> It’s the only machine tool in the shop where the machine moves the wood and the cutting tool is held by the operator. The lathe, therefore, … Continue reading

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A few quick pointers on using a chuck

Today I was working on a hollow form when the lathe started to growl – first when I was cutting the end grain then getting progressively worse. I checked the chuck to make sure it was tight on the lathe and … Continue reading

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Dust collector trick

In the picture in the previous post about cup centers you will note that the dust collector pick-up has a shroud or frame around the opening. When I upgraded from my dust distributor system to an actual dust collector system I purchased … Continue reading

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Using a cup-center drive

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by Mark Sfirri. Mark is well known for his  multi centered turning resulting in some very unique shapes. Probably the most well known are his “Rejects from the Bat Factory” series. … Continue reading

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