The lathe dog can be used to turn work between centers. This is done by fitting the dog to the work which is to be turned and placing the work and dog between the centers in the headstock and tailstock. The maximum diameter that can be held with the dog is 5/8″ (15 mm).
The dog is driven by fitting it into one of the faceplate holes. This method of turning is ideal for bar work or turning of steps on a bar.