A lathe gives the wood turner the ability to take a dimensional piece of wood, mount it, rotate it and with various lathe tools, create another form or shape out of the wood. The possibilities with the wood lathe are many from pens and bowls to candle sticks and even baseball bats! You also use a metal lathe to create rings and other jewelry, light sabers, tools and rods. Be careful, once bitten with the turning bug you are hooked for life! Choose from mini lathes to large industrial lathes with the main difference being the distance from center to center when considering what project will fit on which lathe!