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Your Short Guide to Wood Lathing

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Definition

A wood lathe is a handyman tool that’s used to transform a piece of wood into any shape, whether it’s a spindle, a bowl, or any other wood items. To form a piece of wood, it is first fixed to a spinning arm, and different tools are utilized to form the workpiece as it spins.

Backstory

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A wood lathe is an ancient tool that has been used in Egypt, Assyria, and Greece. It was a significant tool during the industrial revolution. Because it was the first-ever machine tool that resulted in the invention of other machine tools, it’s also referred to as the “mother of machine tools.”

Importance

The lathe is regarded essential because it’s used for pottery-making, spinning, metalworking, and glass-working. It was even utilized to produce wheels and create parts for various types of tableware, furniture, mill parts, pump parts, and jewelry.

Function

wood-latheToday, lathes come with a tailstock and a spindle where the wood piece you want to spin is secured. You can also make use of different bladed tools and a toolrest to trim down the outer surface of the wood, removing the bark and shaping it into any form. You can also use a wood lathe to scoop out the wood and make bowls, cups, vases, and other decorative wooden items.

Advantages

Wood lathes make the job faster. They make it quicker for you to carve wooden objects. Plus, the products look better as they are uniformly carved and finished compared to when you shape by hand.

Safety Tips

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Because they involve spinning parts, they are dangerous. When using one, you have to make sure that you’re careful enough not to allow loose clothing or anything else to get caught while it’s spinning. You also have to ensure that the wood you’re working on is secured on the machine. If ever a tool gets caught on the spinning wood, it can be sent to fly anywhere, so you have to be knowledgeable about how to operate it. You should likewise be aware of the safest position and place for you to stand in case an accident occurs. Lastly, always wear your dust mask, safety glasses, and steel-toed boots.

 

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Best Lines From My Favorite Books

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Kafka on the Shore

This is a story of boy who run away from home in search for his mother and sister and to escape his cold, controlling father. His adventure was both a tragedy and a victory. A great story showing how relationships intertwined with our destiny can make or break us.

“Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” – Haruki Murakami

Birdsong

The book gives us a good look about WWI. How soldiers go through trauma and affects their reality after war. The characters are complicated which is how the humans are.

“I know. I was there. I saw the great void in your soul, and you saw mine.” – Sebstian Faulks

The Fault in Our Stars

A love story turned into movie. The story is about finding love when you’re least expecting it. Love doesn’t respect time or even lifeline. When it comes, it strikes hard and nothing would stop it, even death. This was the case of Hazel Grace who is suffering from terminal thyroid cancer. She was almost giving up on life when she met Augustus Waters who turned her life around.

“There are days, many of them, when I resent the size of my unbounded set. I want more numbers than I’m likely to get, and God, I want more numbers for Augustus Waters than he got. But, Gus, my love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful.” – John Green

Pride & Prejudice

The story teaches us some wisdom about love and marriage. Back in time, when marriages are based on status and wealth, it’s hard to distinguish whether you are marrying for love or money. It teaches to give second chances and a dashing outfit doesn’t mean he is good man to marry.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” – Jane Austen

Matilda

I read this book when I was a kid. And I can relate how helpful to have a supporting teacher to guide you in school. And how cruel life can be for a growing child. Matilda’s parents are uninterested about her and busy with their sick little lives that they don’t notice Matilda’s unique abilities. Good thing she got Miss Honey. With her, she found a happy ending.

“It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” – Roald Dahl