Jet Wood Lathe

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Jet Wood Lathe
Owner/Loaner David Rubman
Serial Number NAN
Make/Model Jet 1236
Arrival Date 11/21/2015
Usability no
Contact David Rubman
Where Woodshop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value 800
Host Area {{{hostarea}}}

Jet Wood Lathe David Rubman Area: {{{hostarea}}}

This tool requires certification for use.


The Jet Wood Lathe hasn't been put in service yet, so it is listed as "not working."

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Face shield (not just safety glasses) must be worn.
  • Long and loose hair must be contained.
  • Do not wear gloves or loose clothing.
  • Remove watches, rings, and other jewelry.
  • Roll up or don't wear long sleeves.
  • Dust protection may be required.

Pre-Operational Safety Checks

  • Locate and ensure you are familiar with all machine operations and controls.
  • Ensure all guards are fitted, secure and functional. Do not operate if guards are missing or faulty.
  • Workpiece must be securely fastened to face plate, chuck or between centers.
  • Rotate the workpiece by hand to check clearance between tool rest and bed.
  • Ensure the cutting tools are sharp and in good condition.
  • Start the dust extraction unit before using the machine.
  • Make sure all clamping handles are tight.

Operational Safety Checks

  • Adjust speed to suit the diameter of the work and turning operation (IMPORTANT - *never* adjust speed while the lathe is off!)
  • Before making adjustments (apart from speed), switch off and bring the machine to a complete standstill.
  • Keep the tool rest adjusted close to the work and at the correct height.
  • Stop the lathe and remove all tool rests before sanding.

Ending Operations and Cleaning Up

  • Switch off the machine when work completed.
  • Return all chisels and other tools to racks.
  • Leave the machine in a safe, clean and tidy state.

Potential Hazards and Injuries

  • Eye injuries from flying debris or defective timber.
  • Hair/clothing getting caught in moving machine parts.
  • Airborne dust.


  • Rough cut the workpiece as close as possible to the finished shape before installing it.
  • Check your workpiece for flaws, cracks, knots etc. and test glue joints before mounting the workpiece on machine.
  • Use the lowest speed when starting a new workpiece.


  • Drive the workpiece into the drive center while the drive center is in the headstock.
    • Set the drive center into the workpiece with a soft mallet prior to installing it on the headstock.
  • Touch your project by hand while the lathe is running

How To Get Certified

The area host has determined that certifications for this machine should not be viral.

A list of members allowed to certify others will be posted here when the Danger Committee has finish creating a process.

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Matt Triano Patrick Grider
Sevin Straus Danger Committee
Eric Beauchamp Danger Committee
Erik Wessing Danger Committee
Andrew Camardella Danger Committee
Ray Doeksen Danger Committee
Michael Skilton Danger Committee


The following is a work in progress.