Wood Lathe Safety Test

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Wood Lathe Safety Test - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Lathe tools should be kept:

    • A.

      Oiled.

    • B.

      Sharp.

    • C.

      Painted.

    • D.

      Dull.

    Correct Answer
    B. Sharp.
    Explanation
    Lathe tools should be kept sharp because a sharp tool ensures clean and precise cuts, reduces the risk of accidents, and enhances the overall efficiency of the lathe machine. A sharp tool allows for better control and accuracy in shaping and machining materials, resulting in higher quality finished products. Additionally, a sharp tool reduces the amount of force required to cut, minimizing strain on the lathe machine and extending its lifespan.

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  • 2. 

    Do not put your hands on:

    • A.

      The tools.

    • B.

      The revolving stock.

    • C.

      Stationary stock.

    • D.

      The switch.

    Correct Answer
    B. The revolving stock.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The revolving stock." This means that you should not touch or handle the revolving stock. The explanation for this is not provided, but it can be inferred that touching or interfering with the revolving stock could potentially cause damage or accidents. The revolving stock may refer to a rotating or moving part of machinery or equipment, and it is important to avoid touching it to ensure safety and prevent any disruptions to its functioning.

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  • 3. 

    All wood turning work should be started with the lathe set on a slow speed setting?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wood turning work should be started with the lathe set on a slow speed setting to ensure safety and control. Starting at a slow speed allows the woodworker to gradually increase the speed as they become comfortable and confident in their turning skills. It also reduces the risk of accidents or the wood piece breaking apart due to excessive force. Additionally, starting at a slow speed allows for better precision and accuracy in shaping the wood.

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  • 4. 

    The following Personal Protective Equipment should be worn when operating the lathe:

    • A.

      Safety goggles.

    • B.

      A hat.

    • C.

      Sunglasses.

    • D.

      An apron/dust coat.

    • E.

      Gloves.

    • F.

      Leather shoes.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Safety goggles.
    D. An apron/dust coat.
    F. Leather shoes.
    Explanation
    When operating a lathe, it is important to wear personal protective equipment to ensure safety. Safety goggles should be worn to protect the eyes from any flying debris or particles. An apron or dust coat should be worn to protect the body from any potential spills or splashes. Leather shoes should be worn to protect the feet from any heavy objects or sharp tools that may fall. Wearing these items of personal protective equipment will help to minimize the risk of injury while operating the lathe.

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  • 5. 

    Before turning on the power, rotate the lathe ____________ to check that the material doesn't strike the lathe bed or tool rest.

    • A.

      In reverse.

    • B.

      With the belt drive.

    • C.

      At full speed.

    • D.

      By hand.

    Correct Answer
    B. With the belt drive.
    Explanation
    Before turning on the power, it is important to rotate the lathe with the belt drive to check that the material doesn't strike the lathe bed or tool rest. This is because using the belt drive allows for a slower and controlled rotation, giving the operator the ability to observe any potential obstructions or issues before operating at full speed. By rotating the lathe with the belt drive, any potential hazards can be identified and addressed before starting the lathe at full speed.

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  • 6. 

    Always remove the following when using the lathe to sand a job:

    • A.

      Sand paper.

    • B.

      Tool rest.

    • C.

      Chuck.

    • D.

      Guard.

    Correct Answer
    B. Tool rest.
    Explanation
    When using a lathe to sand a job, it is important to remove the tool rest. The tool rest is typically used to support the cutting tool during turning operations, but it can interfere with the sanding process. Removing the tool rest allows for better access to the job and ensures that the sandpaper can be applied evenly and smoothly.

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  • 7. 

    All glued work must be left to set for at least 24 hours?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Glued work needs time to dry and set properly in order to ensure a strong and durable bond. Leaving it to set for at least 24 hours allows the adhesive to fully cure and bond the materials together effectively. Rushing the process may result in a weak bond that can easily break or come apart. Therefore, it is important to give sufficient time for the glue to set before using or putting any pressure on the glued work.

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  • 8. 

    When using a face plate, make sure that the __________ and do/does not project far into the stock, to prevent catching a tool edge.

    • A.

      Tool rest is lose.

    • B.

      Parting tool.

    • C.

      Screws are tight

    • D.

      Sand paper.

    Correct Answer
    C. Screws are tight
    Explanation
    When using a face plate, it is important to ensure that the screws are tight. This is because loose screws can cause the face plate to project far into the stock, which can lead to catching a tool edge. By tightening the screws, the face plate will be securely attached and will not extend too far, reducing the risk of accidents or damage to the tool or workpiece.

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  • 9. 

    The tool rest should be kept within _______ mm's of the work during operation.

    • A.

      20mm

    • B.

      60mm

    • C.

      6mm

    • D.

      2mm

    • E.

      It doesn't matter and is the operators preference.

    Correct Answer
    C. 6mm
    Explanation
    The tool rest should be kept within 6mm of the work during operation. This distance is important to maintain a safe and effective working environment. Keeping the tool rest close to the workpiece reduces the chance of the tool slipping or deflecting, ensuring more accurate and controlled cuts. It also helps to prevent accidents and injuries by providing stability and support to the tool. Therefore, maintaining a distance of 6mm between the tool rest and the workpiece is crucial for optimal performance and safety.

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  • 10. 

    Do not use wood with knots, cracks, checks, screws, nails, undryed glue, or other defects. Defective wood may break apart and:

    • A.

      You will have to start over.

    • B.

      You will have to operate faster.

    • C.

      Flying pieces may injure you or those around you.

    • D.

      You will have to operate slower.

    Correct Answer
    C. Flying pieces may injure you or those around you.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Flying pieces may injure you or those around you." This is because the given statement warns against using defective wood, which may break apart. If the wood breaks apart, it can create flying pieces that can cause injuries to the person using the wood or to others nearby. Therefore, it is important to avoid using wood with defects to prevent potential harm.

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