The lathe is one of the earliest of forming tools. It has been around since the days of the Pharaohs. It can be described as a tool that creates new objects by removing material. The object that is being formed can be made of wood, metal or other substances.
Although the word lathe is practically a household term, it is an acronym. It stands for, “Longitudinal Axis Tool Holding Equipment”. Now you pretty much know why we call them lathes.
What is the basic process of using a lathe?
As mentioned, to remove material from wood or metal stock, the stock is usually placed horizontally into the lathe.…Continue reading