- No loose clothing
- Tie hair back
- No jewellery
- Always work on one side
- Make sure the work rotated 360 ֯ with out obstruction
- Wear safety glasses and apron
- Tools must be resting on tool rest
I’ve used the lathe before to create my final piece while I was studying a foundation course, i really enjoyed going back on the lathe and it gave me plenty of ideas on how it can help with my light project.
These are the components of the lathe, i was taught how to adjust the speed of the lathe and which speeds are appropriate for each step of making.
http://www.woodworking.co.uk/Technical/Beginners/beginners.html – This website is great for explaining all the tools and what their purpose are.
This is a clip of me turning the side of my bowl, I made a mistake here and turned the base to small so it wouldn’t fit in the chuck properly, I also realized the speed was to slow so I had to readjust and restart. Eventually i finished creating the bowl and i was taught how to add the black detail round the rim, we used the parting tool as a guide then tensed a wire and slowly introduce it until is started burning.
I was happy with my final result and i can’t wait to start experimenting on the lathe again, I’ve experimented a lot with cardboard and melting milk cartons as materials to lathe previously, i’d like to experiment with epoxy resin next and see how light can travel through a range of materials.