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#1 posted 03-02-2010 11:43 PM

As a tool maker – yes you can turn wood on a metal lathe – if I would need to wood on a meatl lathe I would try to use shop aprons, large towels, table cloths, anything to cover the working features (lead screws, gears, ect) to try to keep as must dust off the metal as possible. The wood wont hurt the lathe but it is a “bird dog” to get fine wood dust and chips off oilly metal.

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