Lathe Safety


Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Building and Construction Trades
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12


This is a 1 day lesson that introduces students to the Wood Lathe. It covers safety issues involved with turning wood. Handouts and a saftey test is included.

Standards and Objectives


California's 2008 CTE Standards (2)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Students will understand the names and operations of each part of the wood lathe.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of lathe safety by passing a safety test with a 100% score.
  • Students will understand the various types of wood products that can be produced on the lathe.

Lesson Time

Introduction and Demo first day, safety test the second day
2 Days

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