Hi to all from North Georgia. Been woodworking for about 20 years. Found out about this forum while searching the web for reviews for a new lathe. My 10 year old Ridgid mono tube 12 incher finally had all it could stand. Lots of good info here. I will post pics of my shop when I get back on my feet (literally). Recovering from foot surgery now. Tough being out of my shop for the last 4 weeks with at the least 4 more to go.