A man using a lathe on a piece of wood.
lathe definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English lath, turning lathe, supporting stand, probably ; from Middle Dutch lade in the same senses (from source Danish dreielad, turning lathe): for Indo-European base see lade
lathe definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, a device used by coopers, perhaps a turning lathe, probably of Scandinavian origin.