Figure 3-5.A woodworking lathe with accessories.
Most large sizes of lathes are provided with a
arrangement provides power from the motor, and
trackways are cast to the inside of the bed for sliding
the carriage back and forth. All machines have a
metal bar that can be attached to the bed of the lathe
between the operator and the work. This serves as a
hand tool rest and provides support for the operator
in guiding tools along the work. It may be of any size
and is adjustable to any desired position.
In lathe work, wood is rotated against the special
cutting tools (illustrated in figure 3-6). These tools
include turning gouges (view A); skew chisels (view
B); parting tools (view C); round-nose (view D);
square-nose (view E); and spear-point (view F)
Figure 3-6.Lathe cutting tools.