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close this bookOperations on Wood Turning Lathes - Course: Mechanical woodworking techniques. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 19 p.)
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View the document1. Purpose of Turning
Open this folder and view contents2. Assembly of a Lathe
View the document3. Tools
View the document4. Tool Maintenance
View the document5. Mode of Operation of a Wood Turning Lathe
Open this folder and view contents6. Turning Technology
View the document7. Basic Labour Safety Provisions for Turning

1. Purpose of Turning

Turning is a cutting process. The workpiece encompasses a turn. Chips are removed by the hand-wielded tool. This process is also called turning and is one of the oldest wood processing techniques. This technology is used to yield a great variety of shaped workpieces.

The two main types of bent turning, namely turning long trunks and cross sections, constitute the principal forms of turning.

Thereby virtually all turned products can be made.

What is the purpose of turning?
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