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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