Yvonne Arlott

Woodturning Artist

FAQ About Tools, the Lathe & Finishes

I'm always being asked my opinion on different tools and lathes. The trouble is there are an astounding number of makes of tools and lathes available and I've only tried a small number of them so my knowledge is somewhat limited. Also I tend to think if you really want to achieve something you can do it with any tools or equipment but I do realise that perhaps the same result could be achieved slightly easier or quicker with better tools and equipment.

However based on my experiences with the tools and equipment I have tried I have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below as well as the common question of 'which finish do you use?'


Safety Warning

Turning can be dangerous. I expect you to be fully aware of the potential dangers and to take adequate precautions. If you follow any of the advice I have given you do so entirely at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any injuries or mishaps that may occur.



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Woodturning DVD

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