WORKSHOP: Basic guide for metal lathes

A METAL lathe is probably the most versatile tool you can add to the farm workshop and is only limited by the skill of the operator and tooling available.
WORKSHOP: Basic guide for metal lathes WORKSHOP: Basic guide for metal lathes WORKSHOP: Basic guide for metal lathes WORKSHOP: Basic guide for metal lathes WORKSHOP: Basic guide for metal lathes

A metal lathe can be a valuable asset to your farm workshop.

Josh Giumelli

In this Workshop, we look at the basic functions of the lathe, how to use the various accessories, and what tooling you should acquire.

There must be a strong focus on safety whenever operating a machine tool such as a metal lathe. Rotating spindles can entangle limbs, leading to severe injury or death. A metal lathe has significant torque and will not simply stall if you get caught. Treat the spindle with the same respect you would an unguarded PTO shaft.

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