George Vondriska

Lathe Maintenance

George Vondriska
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Lathes take a lot of abuse from the moisture from wood turnings, and it’s a good idea to care for your lathe as part of a routine maintenance effort. Woodworking expert George Vondriska shows how he keeps his lathe running at peak performance at all times. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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3 Responses to “Lathe Maintenance”

  1. marcs

    What are the two products that you are specifically using for rust prevention and lubrication of the lathe bed?

  2. Zoe

    Hi George, I'm pretty much a newbie on the lathe and I did lubricate the bed with dry silicone spray. The problem is, now when I tighten my mandrel to turn a pen, the tailstock keeps moving back and then I get chatter when I turn the piece. Any idea what I'm doing wrong?

  3. Bill

    What are some product names for de-rusting and lubricating the woodworking machines?

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