Jet Wood Lathe

From Pumping Station One
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Jet Wood Lathe
Owner/Loaner PS1
Serial Number NAN
Make/Model Jet 1442 headstock, and 1642 bed (probably)
Arrival Date 11/21/2015
Usability no
Contact Wood Shop Area Host
Where removed from Wood Shop
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value 800
Host Area removed from Wood Shop

Jet Wood Lathe PS1 Area: removed from Wood Shop


This is an oddball lathe that seems to be assembled from a collection of parts from other lathes.

  • The bed and legs are from a No:1642 16" electronic variable speed lathe.
    • There was a dataplate on the legs to this effect, but ALL the information on it was wrong (swing, working length, speed control type, etc.) for our lathe configuration, so it was removed
  • The headstock and tailstock are (we think) from a 1442 MECHANICAL variable speed lathe
  • The tool rest is fairly large for the headstock height and ~probably~ originated with the 16" lathe parts


It spins, it works, and serviceable tailstock and headstock parts are on hand. Don't change the speed - the speed-change mechanism is broken and also jammed in place.

Aug28 2019. Belt keeps coming off —- motor pulley bushing issue?

Diagnosis email from Donzell G.

The Jet wood lathe is down for the count and is not safe to use. Eric and I were hoping it would last until next years budget. The Robust Sweet 16 wood lathe can meet the needs of PS1 members and it comes with the seven-year top to bottom everything included warranty. Other lathes that I have found that could work only had a one-year limited warranty. Here's a video link of the Robust Sweet 16 lathe

How To Get Authorized

Authorization for this tool by authorized proctors only: Authorized Proctors

We try to say "authorized" now at PS:1 instead of "certified" because we aren't saying you're an expert after authorization, just briefed ... There is a list of authorized proctors (trainers) right here. You can't become authorized from just any other member who knows how to use this tool, it's a dangerous piece of equipment and we're keeping the authorization process a little more formal because of that. Ask the area host for the wood shop, any volunteer authorizers for wood shop, or the people listed as authorized proctors about authorization.

This tool requires certification for use. Please contact one of the following to arrange authorization.

  • This list is a basic starting point pending approval of the area host.
Approved Authorizer Contact
Matt Triano matt.triano @ (retired, beloved ex-member)
Eric Beauchamp — area host eric @
Sevin Strauss — approved authorizer
Andrew Camardella — approved authorizer
Donzell — approved authorizer, PRIMARY AUTHORIZER AND LATHE CONTACT PERSON donzellphoto at gmail dot com.


Wood Lathe Authorization Checklist

Intro to Woodturning by Brian Clifford

Woodturning Reddit Wiki

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.
  • Sweep or vacuum any wood debris/dust/shavings.

Potential Hazards and Injuries

  • Please watch this short safety video on YouTube [1]
  • Eye injuries from flying debris or defective timber. Wear appropriate eye protection.
  • Hair/clothing getting caught in moving machine parts. Remove jewelry, loose clothes, keep sleeves short, roll up sleeves, no gloves, secure long hair
  • Airborne dust. Wear a respirator or dust mask appropriate for the material you are using.
  • Smacked or cut/impaled by a gouge. If you don't maintain a good stance and a good grip, a tool can go flying.
  • Wood shrapnel. Occasionally, the workpiece can explode. A face shield, an apron, and working slowly with sharp tools can help avoid this hazard.


  • 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.
  • Touch your project by hand while the lathe is running


  • Set the drive center into the workpiece with a soft mallet prior to installing it on the headstock.



File:Oneway Chuck Manual.pdf

Short, basic safety video:

List of Authorized Users

Authorized User Trained By Auth Date
Matt Triano Patrick Grider
Sevin Straus Danger Committee
Eric Beauchamp Danger Committee
Erik Wessing Danger Committee
Andrew Camardella Danger Committee
Ray Doeksen Danger Committee, Sevin Strauss
Michael Skilton Danger Committee
Daron Wooding Andrew Camardella
Sam Paris Andrew Camardella 2016-07-20
Donald Wells Andrew Camardella 2016-07-20
McTavish McArdle Andrew Camardella 2016-07-20
An Phan Andrew Camardella 2016-08-18
Matt Keith Andrew Camardella 2016-08-18
Ian Monroe Andrew Camardella 2016-07-20
Les Schier Sevin Straus 2016-09-01
Jon Komperda Andy Larkin 2016-10-27
Clarence Bartenhagen Sevin Straus 2017-02-01
Joe Dowling Sevin Straus 2017-02-01
Crystal Morales Sevin Straus 2017-03-11
Jason Pittman Sevin Straus 2017-03-11
Sam Chen Sevin Straus
Andrew Wingate Donzell 2017-10-22
Tucker Tomlinson Donzell 2017-10-22
Theo Donzell 2017-12-10
Jeff Gershune Donzell 2018-1-14
Arjun Sharma Donzell 2018-1-14
Jack Phillips Donzell 2018-1-14
Ryan Himmelblau Donzell 2018-1-14
Scott Greenburg Donzell 2018-1-14
Zack Sasnow Donzell 2018-1-28
Corey Toyama Donzell 2018-1-28
Nick Prorok Donzell 2018-3-11
Eugene Liokumovich Donzell 2018-8-26
Michael Donovan Donzell 2018-10-28
Kathryn Connolly Donzell 2018-11-11
Sam Lewis Donzell 2018-11-11
Aaron Hale Donzell 2019-1-13
Derwin Umali Donzell 2019-1-27
Brandon Bay Donzell 2019-1-27
Jacob Jandacek Donzell 2019-1-27
Greg Bell Donzell 03/23/19
Maciej Warchalowski Donzell 2019-4-14
Ryan Pierce Donzell 2019-08-11
Elizabeth Koprucki Donzell 2019-08-11