Woodturning Tricks

Use the correct speed. The speed of the lathe depends on the size and shape of the wood you are turning. A general rule is that the wider the stock, the lower the speed. You can use a variable speed lathe to adjust the RPM according to your needs. Too slow a speed will result in rough cuts and vibrations, while too fast a speed will cause overheating and burning and possible loss of control of the turning piece.