Lathe


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A lathe is a Machine Tool which rotates the workpiece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, Drilling, or deformation, facing, turning, with tools that are applied to the workpiece to create an object which has symmetry about an axis of rotation.

Lathes are used in woodturning, metalworking, metal spinning, Thermal spraying/ parts reclamation, and glass-working.

Examples of objects that can be produced on a lathe include candlestick holders, gun barrels, cue sticks, table legs, bowls, baseball bats, musical instruments (especially woodwind instruments), crankshafts, and camshafts.