|This tool is bloody dangerous. Please do not use this tool unless you have been trained. Do not use this tool if you are alone in the space.|
Draper wood lathe
|Used for||Wood turning projects|
We have a Draper wood lathe in the woody/dusty area. This is a work in progress and is not yet fully ready for use.
When completed it should be able to turn projects on a faceplate or between centres. There is an aspiration to add a four-jaw chuck for projects that require a chuck.
This lathe is for wood projects. For metal/plastic projects, see Myford_ML_7_Lathe
We have been unable to locate a PDF manual for the Draper lathe, but the following manual (for a Clarke CWL12D) appears to describe an identical tool.
To do list
To get the lathe in safe use:
- Re-mount lathe closer to edge of bench. Completed 21/04/18 by Richard
- Machine and fit brass pin to allow tailstock to be fixed in place. Completed 19/04/18 by Greg and Stewie
- PAT test.
- Complete risk assessment.
- Assign tool trainers.
- Acquire suitable PPE.
Longer term aims:
- Acquire and fit suitable chuck
- Carbide tooling
- Build bespoke bench and fit lathe to it.
There is an ongoing pledge drive to acquire carbide tools and face shields.
- Headstock and tailstock taper: No.1 Morse Taper
- Faceplate/chuck fitting: 3/4" x 16TPI, right hand.
- Maximum work length: 37" (between centres). Less if using chuck/faceplate.
- Maximum work diameter: 12".
For further information, see manual.
Risk Assessment - DRAFT
|Company Name||Manchester Hackspace|
|Assessment Completed by||Tom S,|
|Activity or area being assessed||Draper WTL12A Lathe|
Who might be affected
|Others (please describe)|
|Hazard Type||Description of Hazard||Initial Risk||Action Required||Final Risk|
|Loss of control of cutting tool||Operator loses control of handheld cutting tool.||4||3||12||Operator to be taught proper tool holding technique during training.
Operator to be undertake risky cuts (e.g. interrupted cuts) with great care.
|Blindness/Facial injury||Blindness/Facial Injury due to flying chips/splinters/dust||4||4||16||Woody/Dusty door to be closed while lathe in use
Operator and trainer(s) (if applicable) to wear full face shields provided.
|Trap Risk||Hair or clothes caught or entangled in chuck||4||2||8||Operator to wear appropriate clothes with short sleeves, remove dangling jewellery, and tie hair back
Operator not to reach over spinning chuck/workpiece.
|Insecure work||Injury due to work being incorrectly secured, and leaving the chuck at speed||2||3||6||Operators to be taught how to mount work safely during training.||2||2||4|
|Dust inhalation||Lung damage due to inhalation of fine wood dust.||3||3||9||Use of respirator/dust mask to be strongly encouraged.
Manufactured woods (OSB, plywood, MDF) are not to be turned.
|Head Protection||Eye Protection||Ear Protection||Respiration Protection||Hand Protection||High Visibility||Safety Harness|
|Required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required||Not required|
Any member who wishes to use the equipment must be trained in its safe operation by a competent member or other body, and supervised until competent. The findings of this risk assessment should be explained to the member. Any hazards discovered during use of the equipment should be investigated and this Risk Assessment updated if necessary.
Reference source: RapMan Australia
Guide to the risk matrix points system
|Hazard severity||Points rating||Definition|
|Nil||1||Very minor injury, bruise, graze, no risk of disease.|
|Slight||2||Minor injury, which would allow the individual to continue work after first aid treatment on site or at a local surgery. The duration of the stoppage or treatment is such that the normal flow of work is not seriously interrupted.|
|Moderate||3||Temporary disability causing injury or disease capable of keeping an individual off work for three days or more and reportable under RIDDOR|
|High||4||Causing death, serious injury or permanent disability to an individual.|
|Very high||5||Causing multiple deaths and widespread destruction eg. fire, building collapse.|
|Hazard probability||Points Rating||Definition|
|Remote possibility||1||There is really no risk present. Only under freak conditions could there be any possibility of an accident or illness. All reasonable precautions have been taken - This should be the normal state of the workplace.|
|Unlikely||2||This incident or illness might occur but the probability is low and the risk minimal.|
|Possible||3||The accident may occur if additional factors precipitate it, but it is unlikely to happen without them.|
|Highly likely||4||Will happen more often than not. Additional factors could precipitate an incident but it is still likely to happen without this additional factor.|
|Inevitable||5||If the work continues as it is, there is almost 100% certainty that an accident will happen, for example:
• A broken stair or broken rung on a ladder • Bare, exposed electrical conductors • Unstable stacks of heavy boxes
|Risk Rating Definitions|
|1 to 4||Low||No action required|
|5 to 9||Moderate||Reduce risks if reasonably practicable|
|10 to 15||High Risk||Priority action to be undertaken|
|16 to 25||Unacceptable||Action must be taken IMMEDIATELY|
|1 Nil||2 Slight||3 Moderate||4 High||5 Very High|
|4 Highly Likely||L||M||H||U||U|