Wood Lathe Safety

27 Questions | Total Attempts: 20

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Wood Lathe Safety


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The distance from the spindle center to the bed is the _________.
    • A. 

      Billet

    • B. 

      Swing

    • C. 

      Spur Center

    • D. 

      Life Center

  • 2. 
    Which of these tool/position pairings is incorrect?
    • A. 

      Spur Center/Headstock

    • B. 

      Live Center/Tailstock

    • C. 

      Chuck/Tailstock

    • D. 

      Woodworm/Headstock

  • 3. 
    The ______ is the unturned wood block.
    • A. 

      Billet

    • B. 

      Swing

    • C. 

      Chuck

    • D. 

      Headstock

  • 4. 
    A check is _____.
    • A. 

      The process of looking over the setup before turning

    • B. 

      The way to tell if your tool is sharp enough for the job

    • C. 

      A tool for measuring the diameter you are turning

    • D. 

      The term used to describe when the tool & billet suddenly jump and normally gouges the billet

  • 5. 
    Which of the following should not be worn while turning on a wood lathe?
    • A. 

      Eye Protection

    • B. 

      Short Sleeve Shirt

    • C. 

      Long Pants

    • D. 

      Hair Tie if Hair is Long Enough

    • E. 

      Gloves

  • 6. 
    When starting the lathe with the billet attached for the first time, you should ______.
    • A. 

      Stand out of the way while turning on the lathe so that you are safe should the billet come free of the lathe.

    • B. 

      Stand in front of the lathe so that you can see immediately if something goes wrong.

    • C. 

      Stand on the opposite side of the lathe and reach over your project to turn it on.

  • 7. 
    What should you allow between the tool rest and the billet?
    • A. 

      Fingers

    • B. 

      Clothing

    • C. 

      Something that you had to place somewhere for just a moment

    • D. 

      Only the tool being used

  • 8. 
    When moving the tool rest, you should _____.
    • A. 

      E-stop the whole machine

    • B. 

      Use the switch to stop the lathe

    • C. 

      Clear wood shavings with your hands and move it without stopping

    • D. 

      Find a volunteer to move the tool rest for you

  • 9. 
    How fast should the lathe be set for a project?
    • A. 

      Somewhere in the middle, it doesn't really matter.

    • B. 

      The highest speed, the results in the smoothest cuts.

    • C. 

      The slowest speed that allows the project to be completed.

    • D. 

      The slowest speed possible, spinning things are scary.

  • 10. 
    Where should the tool rest be positioned while turning?
    • A. 

      Anywhere that safely allows the tool to efficiently contact the billet.

    • B. 

      As close to the billet as possible.

    • C. 

      Far enough away that you feel completely comfortable.

  • 11. 
    General hand positions: For right handed turners, left hand on the tool's shaft near the tip and resting against the back of the tool rest, right hand near the handle's end for maximum leverage and control.  For left handed turners, right and left swap places.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Who is responsible for cleanup after a lathe project?
    • A. 

      The Makerspace janitorial staff.

    • B. 

      The next person who wants to start a project.

    • C. 

      The volunteer on duty with get it when I leave.

    • D. 

      Me, the Makerspace is a community space and it is the responsibly of each of us to keep it clean.

  • 13. 
    It is fine to leave a project on the lathe if I am going to come back to it later.
    • A. 

      True, leaving a project on the lathe will save my spot.

    • B. 

      False, other members may want to use the lathe. Do not leave a lathe project unattended.

  • 14. 
    What should be done if something seems to be wrong with the lathe? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Stop using it.

    • B. 

      Post a sign including what you think way be wrong with it.

    • C. 

      Try to fix it yourself.

    • D. 

      Tell a Makerspace volunteer about it so that the lathe can be fixed.

    • E. 

      None of these are correct.

  • 15. 
    Which tools can I use while turning? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      The tools in the box on the wall.

    • B. 

      My own tools.

    • C. 

      The Makerspace tools if I have put on my own tips.

    • D. 

      Any tool type, lathe tools aren't special.

  • 16. 
    What materials are okay to use on the lathe? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Hardwood

    • B. 

      Softwood

    • C. 

      Greenwood

    • D. 

      Plywood

    • E. 

      Particle Board

    • F. 

      A bunch of small pieces of hard or softwood glued together

    • G. 

      Soft Plastic (PLA)

    • H. 

      Hard Plastic (ABS)

    • I. 

      Metal

  • 17. 
    Who is responsible for the safe operation of the lathe?
    • A. 

      The volunteer on duty.

    • B. 

      Me.

    • C. 

      The instructor who taught me how to use it.

    • D. 

      The roaming gnome who is always there to help out.

  • 18. 
    To operate the wood lathe, you must be at least ______?
    • A. 

      18 years old

    • B. 

      14 years old

    • C. 

      16 years old

    • D. 

      20 years old

  • 19. 
    What do you do if the lathe was left dirty? (Select all that apply)
    • A. 

      Track down the last person to use the lathe so that you can confront them yourself

    • B. 

      Inform a volunteer so they can speak with the last person to use the lathe

    • C. 

      Clean the lathe yourself before beginning your project.

    • D. 

      Just get started on your project and clean up at the end.

  • 20. 
    What is the maximum size bowl billet that can be turned on the lathe?
    • A. 

      12 in. diameter, 6 in. long

    • B. 

      24 in. diameter, 6 in. long

    • C. 

      6 in. x 6 in. x 6 in. cube

    • D. 

      6.7 in. diameter, 9.4 in. long

  • 21. 
    What is the maximum size spindle billet that can be turned on the lathe?
    • A. 

      12 in. diameter, 6 in. long

    • B. 

      6 in. diameter, 24 in. long

    • C. 

      6 in. x 6 in. x 6 in. cube

    • D. 

      6.7 in. diameter, 9.4 in long

  • 22. 
    When possible, the live center (containing bearings) should always be used for support.
    • A. 

      True, support from the tailstock is always helpful.

    • B. 

      False, support from the tailstock is only needed when working with a long thin billet.

  • 23. 
    When should the dust collector be used?
    • A. 

      All the time, it keeps things cleans.

    • B. 

      Only when sanding, to keep the dust from being kicked into the air.

    • C. 

      Only under a full moon.

  • 24. 
    Where should the dust collector be placed?
    • A. 

      Next to me while operating. The chips tend to fly toward the person turning.

    • B. 

      At the far-left end of the billet.

    • C. 

      Behind the headstock.

    • D. 

      Opposite of where I am sanding, so the sawdust is flung toward the collector.

  • 25. 
    Who is responsible for providing hearing, eye, and body protection?
    • A. 

      The Powell Makerspace will provide everything

    • B. 

      I am responsible for any form of protection, but the Powell Makerspace does provide the essential safety glasses for use.

    • C. 

      The wood lathe is not that dangerous. No safety equipment is needed.