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Creative writing in Room 205 hones my literary skills like a lathe.

On the opposite side of the alley, sparks leap out of a lathe machine as a young man wearing protective goggles sharpens metal.

There was a lathe near the spot where David Arden stood, and shavings and splinters under his feet.

If an emery wheel mounted in a polishing head or lathe is at hand, this can be easily accomplished.

The owner of a wood or metal lathe can easily construct a tool that will turn dowels of any size quickly.

In the absence of a full equipment of lathe dogs the amateur can make them cheaply from pieces of iron pipe.

The sander is easily placed in the lathe centers when needed, and the sandpaper may be replaced at any time.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lathe, such as: borer, broaching machine, drill, facing machine, grinder, and mill.

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