Safety Reminders for Woodturners

The lathe can be a very safe tool if you are attentive mainly because, unlike most other power woodworking tools, the lathe does not have a moving cutting blade. Rather, the wood moves and you can control its speed. However, you can get some nasty injuries in the form of contusions (bruises), jammed fingers and other things if you are not careful. The following checklist of woodturning safety precautions should be followed to ensure that you minimize your chance for injury.