SEEING BETTER IN THE MACHINE
When machining, sometimes seeing where your tool is in relation to the part you are machining can be difficult at best. In the first photo it is difficult to tell exactly where the tool tip is. In the second photo you can see that I laid a piece of white paper on the carriage. It’s like adding a super bright light and a magnifier at the same time! You can even leave it there while the machine is running because if it gets caught in anything it will not hurt you or the machine. The example shown is in a manual lathe, but this trick will work in any machine to help see the work piece to tool relationship.
Daniels Speed and Machine