How do I use wood lathe tools?

Answer Woodturning is a form of woodworking done on a wood lathe. It is a true art form and one of the most enjoyable to master. Learning to use a wood lathe allows the woodworking enthusiast to make uniq... Read More »

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What types of tools were used with traditional horse hair plaster over wood lathe How does one use these tools to make perfectly smooth walls?

Answer I would assume a simple, but long wooden trowel similar to a mortar trowel, perhaps with some upturned skids at the end so overlapping strokes do not make unwanted marks in the plaster. I ... Read More »

Can you use a wood lathe as a metal lathe?

Yes, a high quality wood lathe can be modified to spin and shape metal, if the metal is soft enough. But a wood lathe should not be used to cut metal.References:Lathes modified for metal spinningWo... Read More »

Lathe Measuring Tools?

The precision of the metal or wood turned by a lathe is only as good as the craftsman operating it. Lathe professionals use a series of chisels for sculpting these creations. The measuring tools th... Read More »

Jeweler's Lathe Tools?

A jeweler's lathe is a piece of stationary machinery that spins an object and is commonly used for the intricate work of repairing clocks and watches or creating jewelry pieces. The tools that acco... Read More »