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click here. for main menu. DRIVING CENTRE. TAIL STOCK. This part is made to turn by the headstock. When it it driven into the wood, it causes the wood to rotate too. This is the bit which supports the end of the wood while it is spinning. HEAD STOCK. TOOL REST.
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click here for main menu DRIVING CENTRE TAIL STOCK This part is made to turn by the headstock. When it it driven into the wood, it causes the wood to rotate too. This is the bit which supports the end of the wood while it is spinning. HEAD STOCK TOOL REST Inside here is the mechanism which makes the wood spin round very fast The turning tool, which does the cutting, rests on here while the wood is being shaped. WOOD TURNING Take a look at this photo of our wood lathe. Get to know the names of the important parts of the lathe, you might be asked to name and describe them in the exam. It might be useful also to know the names of the most common turning tools and be able to describe what they do. SKEW CHISEL Skews are the basic chisels used in spindle turning for cutting beads, shearing the ends of boxes or cylinders and smoothing cylinder edges. ROUGHING GOUGE Designed for taking a square piece of wood down to round. PARTING TOOL Creates a gap in the wood and is used to cut off a section of the wood to an exact length (part off). ROUND NOSED SCRAPER Perfect for achieving a smooth finish after shaping has been completed by other tools.