Woodlathe Projects

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Woodlathe Projects

Test your knowwledge of penmaking and lathe project procedures.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Is it safe  to touch the spinning wood to check for smoothness?
    • A. 

      Completely safe.

    • B. 

      Unsafe! No safety glasses

    • C. 

      Unsafe! Student may get finger caught

    • D. 

      Unsafe! Student is using the wrong hand

    • E. 

      Unsafe! Student is using a piece of stock that is too short!

  • 2. 
    What is the name of the little metal spacers that seperate the pen parts on the mandrel? 
    • A. 

      Bushings

    • B. 

      Knurled Nut

    • C. 

      Mandrel

    • D. 

      Adjustable Mandrel rod

    • E. 

      Wrenches

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the brass colored device that holds pressure to keep your pen parts securely in place?
    • A. 

      Bushings

    • B. 

      Knurled nut

    • C. 

      Mandrel

    • D. 

      Adjustable mandrel rod

    • E. 

      Wrenches

  • 4. 
    What is the name of the tool used to lengthen or shorten the part that holds the pen pieces?
    • A. 

      Bushings

    • B. 

      Knurled nut

    • C. 

      Mandrell

    • D. 

      Adjustable mandrel rod

    • E. 

      Wrenches

  • 5. 
    Why is it important to accurately mark the center of a piece of stock that is to be mounted on the lathe? 
    • A. 

      It really isn't that important

    • B. 

      So that it will look good

    • C. 

      So the wood will not wobble on the machine

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the entire assembly used to mount pen parts on a lathe?
    • A. 

      Bushings

    • B. 

      Mandrel

    • C. 

      Adjustable mandrel rod

    • D. 

      Knurled nut

    • E. 

      Wrenches

  • 7. 
    Do you need the tail stock to turn a pen on the lathe? 
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 8. 
    What tool do you use to get the hole in the pen wood?
    • A. 

      Jointer

    • B. 

      Miter Saw

    • C. 

      Drill Press

    • D. 

      Band Saw

    • E. 

      Plane

  • 9. 
    How do you prevent the bushings from getting lost? 
    • A. 

      Do not use them, EVER!

    • B. 

      Put them back on the mandrel when finished

    • C. 

      Put them in the bucket

  • 10. 
    Your pen keeps breaking right when it is small enough to start sanding. You take a light cut most of the time. It even breaks when you are sanding. The most likely reason is
    • A. 

      You just have bad luck with this project.

    • B. 

      You are using a rough sandpaper

    • C. 

      Your brass tube is shorter than your wood piece

    • D. 

      Your cutter buddy keeps messing you up

  • 11. 
    T of F  It is OK to touch the wood as it is spinning to test the smoothness.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    T or F Always remove the toolrest to sand your pen.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Why should you turn the machine off during sanding to sand horizontally?
    • A. 

      It is easier

    • B. 

      You cannot sand with the grain while it is running

    • C. 

      So it does not get too hot

  • 14. 
    Because the piece of stock is so small you must have the speed of the lathe set at
    • A. 

      Fast

    • B. 

      Slow

    • C. 

      Medium

  • 15. 
    What type of wood used for pens is purple?
    • A. 

      Tigerwood

    • B. 

      Oak

    • C. 

      Teak

    • D. 

      Purpleheart

    • E. 

      Ebony

  • 16. 
    Why should the ends of the pen stock should be cut the same size as the bushings.
    • A. 

      It is good to practice your sanding

    • B. 

      The pen parts are the same size as the bushings

    • C. 

      It makes it easier to sand

  • 17. 
    The first part you attach to the pen wood is the 
    • A. 

      Band

    • B. 

      Clip

    • C. 

      Cartridges

    • D. 

      Tip

    • E. 

      Cap

  • 18. 
    What happens if you accidentally put the twist mechanism in too far? 
    • A. 

      It doesn't work

    • B. 

      The pen cartridge cannot be attached

    • C. 

      You cannot remove it

    • D. 

      Your pen is ruined

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 19. 
    T or F   Pen kit manufactureres have many kits available for creating different pen styles as well as key chains, yoyo kits, letter openers, etc.
    • A. 

      T

    • B. 

      F

  • 20. 
    The type of finish used on the pen is called
    • A. 

      Friction polish

    • B. 

      Polyurethane

    • C. 

      Gorrilla glue