Getting Started

The following is a list of the equipment you will need to start turning on a lathe.

  • lathe
  • chuck, faceplate, or drive center
  • Carbide turning tools, (roughing, finishing and detail) or
  • hand tools (spindle or bowl gouges, etc.) and a slow speed grinder and sharpening jig
  • face shield

There are many choices available for each piece of equipment.  Our members can answer your questions and help direct you to the equipment that is right for you.  You can also check out the forums for used equipment for sale from our members