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Getting Ready To Use The Lathe

Getting Ready To Use Your Shopsmith

Hello Again,

By now, you should have seen the the following topics in our special Getting Started in woodworking with your Shopsmith series, including our brand new Getting Started Videos. So far, you should have seen:  An Introduction & Welcome page;  A Getting to Know Your Machine page;  A Getting Ready to Use Your Machine page;  Using the Table Sawing page  Using the Vertical Drill Press page  Using the Horizontal Boring Machine page and  Using the Disc Sander page.

Today's Topic: The Shopsmith Lathe

This topic is the fifth of seven in an information-packed series of machine-specific session highlighting the 7 primary woodworking tools. You will learn all about the capabilities of your Shopsmith Lathe -- and then you will be taken through your first, fun-filled experience of using this unique, feature-packed Machine.

Start by watching our Getting Started in Woodworking Video then follow the 4 steps below

BEFORE WE GET STARTED… A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

The Lathe is different than the other Shopsmith operations -- and for some woodworkers, the most difficult to master. However, don't be discouraged, because it's also often described as the most creative and most rewarding. This makes turning well worth the effort you put into it!

There are 2 types of Lathe Turning -- SPINDLE TURNING (for example, porch or stair railings) -- and FACEPLATE TURNING (for example, bowls, goblets, etc.).

Let's get started by explaining the procedures for setting-up your lathe up for each of the 2 types of turning… then move on to a discussion of the 2 turning techniques.

STEP 1: IDENTIFY THE LATHE COMPONENTS YOU WILL NEED

Every Shopsmith Machine model comes equipped with a collection of components and accessories for each tool operation. But before you Get Started, we'll need to be sure you have the appropriate components for each machine you own. You might remember in our earlier topic, Getting to know your Machine, we helped you identify your Machine Model.

Select your Machine Model Below to find a list of all the components you will be needing for lathe turning.

Once you have done that, gather the parts together that you will need for Lathe Turning.

STEP 2: ASSEMBLING THE LATHE TURNING COMPONENTS YOU'LL BE NEEDING

Click Here For Step 2 - Setting Up

STEP 3: GET THE INSTRUCTION YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED

Click Here For Step 3 - Lathe Turning Instruction

Now that you've learned all about your Shopsmith Lathe, you're ready to move on to the next Woodworking Operation -- using the Shopsmith Over-Table Router.

WANT MORE INFORMATION ON LATHE TURNING? CLICK HERE!

Best Regards,

Robert Folkerth - President - Shopsmith

Robert Folkerth
President
Shopsmith

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