Woodturners use a lathe to remove superfluous material from wood. The lathe turns the workpiece around its axis, as shape tools are used to obtain the desired shape.

Alternative label

  • wood lathe turner

  • multi-spindle wood machinist

  • wood lather

  • wood turning lathe operator

  • woodworking machinist

  • wood lathe operator

  • wood turning lathe operative

  • CNC wood machinist

  • wood turning machinist

  • wood turner

  • wood lather turner

  • wood turning lathe tender

  • wood lathe technician

  • bodger

  • wood turning lathe setter

  • wood machinist

  • wood lathe specialist

  • lather of wood

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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