Safety

 

If Possible

Wear a smock that can be fastened at neck and wrists
Wear eye protection like goggles or a shield that will allow you to wear your spectacles
Use an extractor or dust mask when turning and sanding
Allow adequate workspace around machines

Avoid

Working with blunt tools
Leaving woodshavings and clutter all over the place
Working where there is bad light
Woodturning when tired

Always

Stabilise wood so as to minimise pieces flying off the lathe
Keep your concentration while lathe is turning
Use the correct lathe speed for the job
Dispose of oily rags or tissues to avoid self combustion

 

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