Wood Lathe

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Rikon Wood Lathe

About our machine[edit]

  • This tool requires a safety checkout

Main Lathe

  • Model: Rikon 70-220VSR
  • Capacity: 12.5" x 43"
  • Speeds: 250 to 3,850 rpm
  • Spindle: 1"x8TPI
  • Spindle Taper: MT2
  • Hole through spindle: 3/8"


  • Threads: 1 1/2" x 8 (use with adapter)

Extra Lathes

  • Model: Delta 46-250
    • Capacity: 10" x 14.5"
  • Model: Central Machinery 65345
    • Capacity: 10" x 18"
    • Speeds: 950, 1100, 1600, 2200, 3200 rpm

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General Tips and Safety[edit]


Members must watch these videos before using the lathe.

Important Safety Rules:

  • Remove any jewelry, roll up sleeves, and otherwise secure anything that could get wrapped up in the machine.
  • Position the tool rest as close as possible to the material without colliding.
  • After adjusting the tool rest, BEFORE TURNING IT ON spin the workpiece by hand to make sure it will not collide.
  • Safety eye wear required. Faceshields are highly recommended. Safety glasses are okay, but less effective.
  • Always use sharp tools! Dull tools cause chip-out, but more importantly can get caught on your material.
  • Avoid using materials that may break apart. Split wood, laminated materials, rotted pieces, etc.

General Tips

  • Wear an apron or smock. Turning gets pretty messy.

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