George Vondriska

Lathe Safety

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One of the most enjoyable tools in many shops is the wood lathe, but before you turn yours on again, review George Vondriska’s lathe safety tips. A WoodWorkers Guild of America (WWGOA) original video.

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6 Responses to “Lathe Safety”

  1. James

    What is the best way for a lathe to turn, rotating towards or away from you.



    • Customer Service

      You want the the machine rotating so that the top of the workpiece is rotating toward you for cutting operations. For sanding, some turners like to run the machine the other way so that they can sand at the top of the project rather than the bottom.

      Happy Woodworking!

    • WWGOA Team

      Thank you for your comment.
      The shield/respirator is a Trend Air Shield Pro. It’s available from retailers like Rockler and Woodcraft.

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