An wood turner carves a piece of wood using a lathe.

Wood Turner

Wood Turners operate wood turning lathes to turn and shape wood stock.

Overview

Wood Turners operate wood turning lathes to turn and shape wood stock.

Day-to-day

  • sets up woodworking machines and wood stock for correct cutting, planning, turning, shaping and sanding
  • operates machines to cut, plane, turn, shape and sand work pieces.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

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To become a Wood Turner

  • You can work as a Wood Turner without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have a certificate III or IV.

    Find a Certificate in Wood Machining

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