Use Manual Woodturning to Reduce Your Electric Bill
Issue: Issue 297.5
Posted Date: 4/1/2012
For those that see a noticeable uptick in their electricity bill every time they fire up their lathe, I have the solution for you: manual woodturning.
By having someone turn the handwheel, you'll be able to run your lathe for hours on end without a single watt of electricity! This is especially important for environmentally-conscious woodturners always looking for new and better ways to go green.
Great for lower-speed tasks such as roughing and sanding, you can achieve extra RPMs by adding coffee, punk rock music or whatever your favorite stimulant might be.
This is also the perfect way to introduce loved ones to your favorite hobby. After an hour or two manning the headstock, they'll jump at the chance to switch spots and take a "turn" with some chisels.
- Otto Hismined