- 8 Jun 2020
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This might seem trivial, so don’t laugh, but it’s driving me mad. I have an Axminster 1628vs lathe, which is generally ok, but the handle on the headstock by which the spindle can be turned manually always leaves black staining on my hand when I use it. To avoid marking wood on the lathe, I am having to put gloves on every time I want to turn the spindle, say, while indexing. What is it about the metal it’s made of that causes it, and can I do anything about it?