Introduction: Getting Started With the Manual Lathe
Step 1: Approved Materials for the Manual Lathe
- Most Metal
- Most Plastics
- Carbon fiber and composites
If at Pier 9, see Shop Staff first before using these materials:
- All other materials
If you are working from another studio or workshop, refer to the tool's instruction manual to see if your desired material is suitable for tool use.
Step 2: Safety
Our most important safety callouts are highlighted in yellow throughout this course.