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Examples of objects that can be produced on a lathe include candlestick holders, cue sticks, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, musical instruments (especially woodwind instruments), crankshafts and camshafts. (Source: [http://www.bloodandsawdust.com/sca/lathes.html History of Lathes] ) And pens.  
 
Examples of objects that can be produced on a lathe include candlestick holders, cue sticks, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, musical instruments (especially woodwind instruments), crankshafts and camshafts. (Source: [http://www.bloodandsawdust.com/sca/lathes.html History of Lathes] ) And pens.  
  
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A vise to hold the blank during drilling is essential.&nbsp; These can be as simple as a shop made jig, up to a centering vise.<br>  
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A vise to hold the blank during drilling is essential.&nbsp; These can be as simple as a shop made jig, up to a centering vise.<br>
  
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= Bench Grinder  =
 
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A popular variant of the bench grinder includes a wet wheel grinder with jigs and fixtures that allow the turner to sharpen specific tools.  
 
A popular variant of the bench grinder includes a wet wheel grinder with jigs and fixtures that allow the turner to sharpen specific tools.  
  
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= Sawing Tools  =
 
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Cutting small pieces of wood presents a challenge to penturners.&nbsp; A saw sled or clamping jig will help keep your fingers away from spinning blades.  
 
Cutting small pieces of wood presents a challenge to penturners.&nbsp; A saw sled or clamping jig will help keep your fingers away from spinning blades.  
  
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== Table Saw  ==
 
== Table Saw  ==
  
A&nbsp;saw sled is almost a necessity for cutting small pieces of wood accurately.  
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A&nbsp;saw sled is almost a necessity for cutting small pieces of wood accurately.
  
Some of us believe a sled for cutting small pen blanks with&nbsp;the table saw is an absolute safety necessity.  
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Some of us believe a sled for cutting small pen blanks with&nbsp;the table saw is an absolute safety necessity.
  
Many of us say we need several sleds for use with our table saws.  
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Many of us say we need several sleds for use with our table saws.
  
Pen-making typically uses small pieces of wood. These pieces are often too small to cut on the table saw without use of a sled and hold-down devices.  
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Pen-making typically uses small pieces of wood. These pieces are often too small to cut on the table saw without use of a sled and hold-down devices.
  
Without the use of sleds, hold-downs, and possibly push sticks, the small pen blanks we use are subject to kickbacks and can be a major contributor to pen-makers having unnecessary accidents with their table saws. Such accidents can cause loss of limb, time, and money. The only smart conclusion is to always use our safety equipment.  
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Without the use of sleds, hold-downs, and possibly push sticks, the small pen blanks we use are subject to kickbacks and can be a major contributor to pen-makers having unnecessary accidents with their table saws. Such accidents can cause loss of limb, time, and money. The only smart conclusion is to always use our safety equipment.
  
Sleds and hold-downs are commonly shop-made.  
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Sleds and hold-downs are commonly shop-made.
  
Two other extremely&nbsp;important safety devices for the table saw are push sticks and a zero-clearance throat plate.  
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Two other extremely&nbsp;important safety devices for the table saw are push sticks and a zero-clearance throat plate.
  
Push sticks are easy to make and they keep your hands clear of spinning blades. They can be nothing more than a 12-14" long, 1/4-3/4" thick&nbsp;X&nbsp;1-1/2" wide scrap with a notch on the front.  
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Push sticks are easy to make and they keep your hands clear of spinning blades. They can be nothing more than a 12-14" long, 1/4-3/4" thick&nbsp;X&nbsp;1-1/2" wide scrap with a notch on the front.
  
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== Band Saw  ==
  
 
The band saw is the tool of choice for those who wish to cut blanks from larger pieces of lumber or found wood.&nbsp; The standard text for band saws is "Band Saws: Workshop Bench Reference" by Mark Duginske.&nbsp; A more recent book is "The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw" also by Mark Duginske.  
 
The band saw is the tool of choice for those who wish to cut blanks from larger pieces of lumber or found wood.&nbsp; The standard text for band saws is "Band Saws: Workshop Bench Reference" by Mark Duginske.&nbsp; A more recent book is "The New Complete Guide to the Band Saw" also by Mark Duginske.  
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= Dust Collector  =
 
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A dust collector will keep your shop clean, and your lungs too!&nbsp; CA&nbsp;fumes can be wisked away before it burns your nose.
 
A dust collector will keep your shop clean, and your lungs too!&nbsp; CA&nbsp;fumes can be wisked away before it burns your nose.

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