Wood Lathe training
This is material on using a wood lathe.
A course in wood turning (Milton, 1919)
Not a whole lot has changed in wood turning since 1919.
Metal Spinning on a Wood Lathe
It's possible to use a carved piece of wood as a positive mold and to form a sheet of metal over on the mold using the wood lathe. It's an old manufacturing method which lost favor after sheet metal stamping became possible. However it's still fun for the hobbiest, as well as being the cheapest method to make large metal domes for things like Van de Graaff generators and Tesla coils.
Here is a chapter from a book called the Metal Working Handbook on metal spinning: