The Wood Turning Lathe A to Z for Beginners, a Roger Webb easy learning tutorial

The Wood Turning Lathe A to Z for Beginners, a Roger Webb easy learning tutorial

Video 535 A Roger Webb easy learning tutorial; Woodworking Tools: The Wood Turning Lathe A to Z (digitally remastered)
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These videos, commentary, and or advice are intended for entertainment and inspiration for adults over 16 -year-old. Woodworking and metalworking are dangerous. Always seek professional advice and training before using any power tools or CNC machines. If you have any uncertainty before performing any DIY procedure, stop and learn a safer method. Understand, that there are years of learning and experimentation by me that are not in the videos. Do not attempt anything simply because you saw or heard it in one of my videos. You can have a safe, enjoyable, and even inspirational time in your workshop by understanding your own tools, materials, and your own skill level.


  1. Nice! on April 2, 2023 at 8:00 am

    I might have missed it but did you say the brand of that lathe?

  2. Michel Garneau on April 2, 2023 at 8:00 am

    Great video, I have just purchased my first wood lathe, much info here. thank you

  3. al jones on April 2, 2023 at 8:01 am

    Thank you so much for a really good video . Have subscribed and looking forward to learn so much from you I am a total novice .

  4. Tyler Ertley on April 2, 2023 at 8:01 am

    How do you get the spur drive out??

  5. Darrell Baty on April 2, 2023 at 8:02 am

    Excellent video with a wealth of information, I am looking forward to watching the rest of your video’s and I hope to learn a lot. Watching you I could tell that safety is very important a long with proper use of your lathe and tools. One thing that I would like to add for the beginner working with power tools and moving objects, is get into the habit of removing all your Jewelry prior to turning on any equipment.

  6. wayne caissie on April 2, 2023 at 8:05 am

    I enjoyed this and found it very helpful! Thanks

  7. Welsh knight on April 2, 2023 at 8:05 am

    Music is a nuisance, makes it hard to concentrate on what your saying.

  8. Cassius Allison on April 2, 2023 at 8:06 am

    you have over rated yourself1

  9. FyreBug23 on April 2, 2023 at 8:07 am

    I was just given a lathe by a buddy who knows I like doing wood work. I’ve always wanted one, but obviously they’re expensive tools to purchase. I just wanted to say thank you, for giving information on tools, machines ect. But you do in a manner that is not "Buy this brand only" like I see some do. "Do your own research" I think were your words. I appreciate the openness to it. I’m writing like like 1/2 through the video, but I already definitely feel like I am stickin around on this channel for a while. Thank you again for your instructional videos and sharing your knowledge, much appreciated!!

  10. Detec on April 2, 2023 at 8:08 am

    Hi, What make of lathe is that?

  11. Mark Coupe on April 2, 2023 at 8:08 am

    When i was taught how to use a lathe at school in the uk in 1989 we were taught that the edges should be planed into a rounder edge.
    Is there a reason for not doing it that way today. Thanks

  12. S GM on April 2, 2023 at 8:09 am

    Was that pine that you were turning?

  13. Darrah Friedman on April 2, 2023 at 8:11 am

    Thank you for this much needed video. It’s wonderful.

  14. Grant Anderson on April 2, 2023 at 8:14 am

    this is so helpful for me! im a teenager and trying to get into woodturning and this helped me learn things i never knew before. Thanks Roger!

  15. Ray Robinson on April 2, 2023 at 8:14 am

    Great video Roger, very informative. Only one small negative comment, please don’t bother with the background music. It’s really not needed, I find it distracting.

  16. Stephen & Jenni Daw on April 2, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Hi Roger, great video for beginners and people like myself wanting to get back into woodturning after many years of absents. I’m debating on whether to purchase a small lathe or a longer bed as i used with my father when i was a teenager. We didn’t really use it to it’s full potential but was handy for turning larger bowls ect if required. My other issue is power usage as my property is stand alone power and I need to run a generator if i want to run larger electrical equipment. What is your advise on either size of lathe?.

  17. Razzle Dazzle on April 2, 2023 at 8:15 am

    Excellent thank you

  18. James Ford on April 2, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to make this video, it has been very useful for me turning wood for the first time. My chisels are going blunt very very quickly, I have started with basic low-cost chisels and i have started with 4-inch fence post so I already know im on the back foot here but what is the reason my chisels are going blunt within minutes. Is it the low cost chisels, the timber or technique or all of these factors?

  19. Hame Dan on April 2, 2023 at 8:18 am

    Can i buy a cnc metal lathe instead of woodturing lathe? For making pool cues

  20. Joshua White on April 2, 2023 at 8:18 am

    I just bought myself a lathe and I can’t wait for it to get here.
    I feel more informed about what to expect when I start using it.

    Thank you 🙂
    Super excited.
    Been watching people make cool stuff for a while.

  21. Marlene Pisani on April 2, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Not sure what you actually mean by saying "be very careful" does that mean hold it lightly, dont push it in,, is it more dangerous , or does it take too much off??

  22. James Couch on April 2, 2023 at 8:25 am

    I’m 70 and have just begun turning and I need all the help I can get. Thank you for sharing your knowledge 👍

  23. John Zdrazil on April 2, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Thank you for sharing and giving this learning experience to me.
    Very well done!!

  24. Mike Finley on April 2, 2023 at 8:25 am

    Very well done video of the basics. Subscribed and look forward to more, thank you for sharing.

  25. Geordie Red on April 2, 2023 at 8:26 am

    why the irritating background music?

  26. W. D53 on April 2, 2023 at 8:27 am

    The video seems informative but the back-ground music is too distracting. Hard to listen to the gentleman explain the intricacies of turning wood with another gentleman singing. I will give it another minute or so but I am not hopeful that IO can stick with it.

  27. John Buell on April 2, 2023 at 8:29 am

    Ref the flat gouge that looks like a chisel: you warn that you can “get into trouble” quickly, and say several times to “be careful” — but you don’t explain what the ‘trouble’ is, and you don’t describe what you have to do to ‘be careful’. IOW, tell us what the trouble is that we can get into, and tell us exactly what we have to do to avoid it. ‘Be careful’ is meaningless. And we don’t know the problem we’re trying to avoid.

  28. QA Boot Camp on April 2, 2023 at 8:29 am

    I learned recently from some old fellas at a local garage how to do this. I’m going to follow a lot of yoru teachings over theirs. They are "Good Old Boys" who have done it the same way forever, and aren’t keen on learning new techniques. Also, they correct me every time I call it a "chisel" and say "It’s called a gouge. A chisel is something you hit with a hammer".

  29. Elaine Feather on April 2, 2023 at 8:30 am

    I was delighted to find your video , however I agree with a previous comment, the singing makes it very difficult to concentrate on what you are saying. You and your knowledge are enough 😊. Thank you for sharing your knowledge .

  30. David Adams on April 2, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Bit confused with skew and gouge but eventually worked out the reference

  31. Codelicious on April 2, 2023 at 8:31 am

    So are the gouges shaped that way in order to add stregth to the tool since the rough process involves so much violent force until a more smooth surface is gotten to?

  32. T Lanc on April 2, 2023 at 8:32 am

    Fun to watch! Interested in learning how one makes four similar legs. I learned to make a bowl in wood shop class in 8th grade!

  33. Deborah Petith on April 2, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Thank you, great help.♥️♥️♥️

  34. autistic kneecap on April 2, 2023 at 8:34 am

    What would be the youngest a person could be to use a lathe, in your opinion.

  35. Man Like Flex on April 2, 2023 at 8:37 am

    fair play fella

  36. Bobby Milbourn on April 2, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Very nice video thank you

  37. Steve Reid on April 2, 2023 at 8:37 am

    I just bought my first lathe yesterday. Great video and very well explained. It was one of the best videos I came across yet. Thanks for sharing.

  38. Daniel Krabbe on April 2, 2023 at 8:40 am

    30 minutes into an hour long video

  39. Red raider reloading on April 2, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Appreciate the great video, I have been looking into a mini lathe to make pipe tampers.
    Btw my last name is Webb aswell

  40. Tony Damian on April 2, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Great watching and learning. Thankyou

  41. A Edwards on April 2, 2023 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for the video Roger, I found it very helpful as a beginning turner. Jut picked up a MIDI sized lathe for a project I’m working on, you videos are just what I was looking for.

  42. Paul Murphy on April 2, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Thanks for the video Roger. I ordered a lathe and toolset yesterday, arriving in a few days, so Im browsing for beginners guides and found you. I dont yet understand all the holding methods for workpieces and was curious as to what limits there were to the standard eqipment with the lathe. You have resolved that for me. I will be coming back to this when I work on my first piece to test out the various chisels etc, doing something much like your example. Yes Im a complete beginner, never used a lathe in my 64 years, but dont worry, I like to be careful and have the PPE already.
    Best wishes from England.

  43. Razzle Dazzle on April 2, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Can you get bigger tool rests..?

  44. Fishing & Other Adventures On Kerensa on April 2, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Fabulous, just found your channel. I’m thinking of buying my first lathe and starting wood turning as I enjoyed it so much at school……a few years ago 😊 Subscribed and will be following closely, thanks again 👍

  45. Myia B on April 2, 2023 at 8:51 am

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I’m looking to start turning, and this is very useful!

  46. Moshiur Rahaman on April 2, 2023 at 8:52 am

    আমি এই মেশিনটি ক্রয় করতে ইচ্ছুক, কি ভাবে নিতে পারবো জানাবেন। Please.

  47. KenuKir on April 2, 2023 at 8:53 am

    Great video, can you tell the spindle RPM?

  48. DorielleDesigns on April 2, 2023 at 8:54 am

    Very helpful thank you! I inherited a lathe from my dad; I am hoping to continue his goblet making 🙂

  49. 937 Woodworks on April 2, 2023 at 8:57 am

    Hey roger I’ve watched you before I’m a woodworker but I’m wanting to get into turning wood what size lathe do you suggest starting with

  50. kennek66 on April 2, 2023 at 8:59 am

    Thank you for the basics