Lighting

Lighting is invaluable to the turner, and I occasionally use a headlight.

My LED headlight puts out a lot of light, and I find it valuable when working deep inside a hollowform. A headlight with the battery pack mounted on the rear of the headband are more comfortable and worth the price.

A flexible inspection light is great for seeing inside small vessels and ornaments.

I have an old desk lamp that I purchased on eBay attached to the headstock of my lathe. To attach the light to the headstock, I use the holes that normally hold the guard that I have never seen used. It does not fall off like a magnetic base model and moves with the headstock if I move it on the lathe bed. It’s not pretty, but it works.

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