New Lathe Purchase
I am new to wood turning. I took a woodturning class a few weeks ago and am hooked. This stuff is more addictive than heroine. After a couple of weeks of going back and forth between wild ideas of building a lathe one minute to having found the deal of the century on a lathe the next, I have come out of it and made a decision. I found a Delta midi w/ bed extension for $280.00. I bought before I had a chance to talk my self out of it. I couldn't decide between a large lathe or mini lathe because I want to turn everything from lightpoles to toothpicks. So before I could change my mind I bought the midi with the idea that I should start small and work my way up. I can still make small bowls (up to 10") and when I am comfortable with that then I can think about buying (or building) a lathe big enough for larger stuff. I just wondered if any of you think I made the right decision , especially on the lathe choice. I have turned on one of these lathes, in the woodturning class I mentioned and it seemed like a good lathe. From the pictures this guy could've sold this thing as new. The paint isn't even wore off the tool rest. Just wondered what you guys thought.