Turning Lathe Tender

Tend turning lathes that shape furniture parts.

What does a Turning Lathe Tender do?

Tends turning lathe that shapes furniture parts: Positions workpiece against stops on lathe carriage rests. Moves lever to drive tailstock and headstock centers into workpiece. Pushes lever to start spindle drive and move turning workpiece into turning centerhead of lathe to shape workpiece. Pulls lever to pull workpiece back from cutterhead and disengage drive clutch. Removes and inspects workpieces for smoothness and defects and places finished pieces onto cart. Discards defective pieces. Pushes cart of turned pieces to next operation. Sharpens blade, using whetstone.