Wood Lathe

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Wood Lathe
Name Wood Lathe
Owner Greg Smith
Make Model Jet Mini-Lathe
Part Number Stock No.
Date Acquired
Storage Location In the wood shop on a rolling cart.
Authorization Required
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


Used for turning wood


  • 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.


Maintenance Info