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* Do not wear gloves or loose clothing.
* Do not wear gloves or loose clothing.
* Remove watches, rings, and other jewelry.
* Remove watches, rings, and other jewelry.
* Don't wear or roll up long sleeves.
* Roll up or don't wear long sleeves.
* Dust protection may be required.
* Dust protection may be required.

Revision as of 07:43, 7 February 2016

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}}} https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Jet_Wood_Lathe

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


The following is a work in progress. https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Wood_Lathe_Authorization_Checklist