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Last Updated: , Created: Thursday, September 14th, 2000

Miniature Wood turning: the wood lathe chisel light

Why did I install a small light bulb on the shaft of a very small wood chisel? I use this on the wood lathe when I turn the inside of very small wine glasses. I turn out all the lights in the shop and the light coming through the wood acts as a dynamic thickness gauge as I remove wood. The intensity of the light through the wood (very thin wood) is inversely proportional to the thickness of the wine glass.

Keywords: Lighting, Woodworking, Tools

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