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About Wood Lathes

Excited for the arrival of his first grandchild, the self-taught woodworker heads back to his shop to finish turning the spindles for the baby's cradle on his wood lathe. He takes his time, carefully carving the details into each piece. A lathe allows a woodworker to craft beautiful, decorative wood projects and functional furniture pieces with precision and ease. From spindles and candlesticks to bowls and wood toys, adding a used wood lathe to your home wood shop is an affordable way to expand your woodworking capabilities. A mini wood lathe, designed for a bench top, is suitable for small projects such as crafting beautiful ink pens or old-school wood toys like yo-yos and tops. Head to eBay to search from a wide inventory of wood lathes; options range from vintage models to a full scale Powermatic with digital readout and integrated tool storage. A wood lathe in your shop will have you on your way to creating beautiful furniture and accessories for yourself or for any future grandchildren that happen to come along.