Wood turning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation. Like the potter’s wheel, the lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms. Items made on the lathe can include tool handles, spinning tops, cylindrical boxes, pens, chessmen, spindles and pegs for furniture, balusters and newel posts, baseball bats, hollow forms such as bowls, platters, and chair seats. MADE’s lathe is big enough for larger projects, and conveniently located next to our band saws and chisel sharpeners.
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Need some wood for your project? MADE also has a selection of lumber for sale on our Lumber Ramp. Oak, ash, pine, maple, walnut, and more! We source our wood from Lumber Logs LLC, a local urban log recycler, and if you’d like a larger selection be sure to check out their saw mill. Visit their website here!