I'm wanting to get into doing some woodworking projects just to give me something to do. I've always loved working with wood but I want to get into doing some special projects. I'm looking into getting a lathe, does anyone have any suggestions? Like I said, just doing small projects for personal. We just had a tornado in the area and a large Silver Popular tree fell and destroyed my mother in laws house, luckly she was not in it. But I want to take some of this wood and make some bowls for the family. This tree was special to my daughters and my father in law who has passed away.