Metal Lathe

Material Before & After

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The aluminum stock was surprisingly easy to turn. It’s definitely a more delicate process than the wooden lathe. Not because it’s unnecessary to to be delicate on the wooden lathe, but rather because on the metal lathe you are removed from the physical feeling of the material. Spinning a wheel to change the depth of the bit is a much different process that using your arms and hands to push into the material.

Finished Piece

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