Lathes (Wood & Metal) Reviews & How-To Guides

A wood or metal lathe allows you to craft amazing pieces of art – from pens to furniture. 

You can use a lathe to shape pieces of wood (and other materials) by causing the work piece to be held and rotated by the lathe, while a tool bit is advanced into the work causing the cutting action.

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Check out the best wood and metal lathes available with in-depth reviews.

Further Information & Reviews

I’ve written a number of reviews and articles for you to read through. Feel free to browse through anything you have in mind to get yourself acquainted with the different models, or information that you’re after.

Can You Use A Wood Lathe For Metal? (Explained for Beginners)

One of the most satisfying things to do (and watch) is turning wood on a lathe. I recently saw a video of someone carving a …

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The 8 Best Wood Lathes For Beginners (A Complete Guide)

Wood lathes are manufactured in three sizes. The mini, mid, and full-size wood lathes are available to purchase and can each perform a variety of …

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Wood Lathe Vs. Metal Lathe (A Complete Guide For Beginners)

When you are just starting with woodworking, you will quickly learn of the amazing tools and projects that people worldwide are doing. One of the …

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Your Lathe (Wood & Metal) Buyers Guide 2022

There are many unique tools out there, each with their own use for a variety of applications. If you’ve started working with metal and wood, …

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How To Use A Wood Lathe (For A Beginner)

Many different projects can be undertaken using a lathe. It can be overwhelming for beginners to understand how to use a lathe, so we’ve made …

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12 Woodworking & Wood Turning Projects (Using a Wood Lathe)

The wood lathe is a very unique tool. It’s a power tool that has provided hobbyists and professionals alike with years of innovative designs.   Stuck …

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