Wood Lathe

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Wood Lathe

Used for turning wood

Basic Info

  • Ownership: Greg Smith
  • Location: In the wood shop on a rolling cart.
  • What it looks like:

Manufacturer Information

  • Make/Model: Jet Mini-Lathe
  • Part Number: Stock No.



  • Please wear Face shield or safety glasses!
  • Set Speed to appropriate diameter
  • Turn off before adjusting tool rest
  • Unplug the late before you change speeds.


Authorized Users and Trainers

No equipment access set up. See User:pajamapuma or Equipment Access Project for help.

Other References

Dave Trull with the Trull Gallery ("The Fine Art of Furniture Making", as he says at the end of every video) has provided several wonderful visual guides to basic lathe technique.  Use these as reference - watching these does not count as instruction as far as i3Detroit's wood lathe is concerned.  Speak to Ross about using the wood lathe before using it for the first time.  It is a slightly different machine than Dave uses in the videos and you need to know what those differences are.

How to use a wood-turning lathe

Variable-speed wood lathes

Preparing wood for a turning

Types of wood lathe chisels

Sharpening the chisels

Turning a ball

Basic technique


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Things that Need to be Done