I was at hamcation (an amateur radio vendor and swap meet) in orlando this weekend and to my surprise someone was selling this!
I walked around a few times, haggled for a bit, and finally walked away with the thing for 130. what searching I could do on my phone at the time and afterwards seems to suggest that this was a good deal. in addition to the mini lathe there was a set of basic chisels and a set of crowntools from Sheffield England. So do I have dumb luck, or am I just plain dumb?
I didn’t have any burning desires for a lathe, but my girlfriend and mom are both into knitting and spinning so I could earn lots of brownie points with both of them by making spinning wheel parts, knitting needles and drop spindles. I see a lot of people do bowls and pens, but what else do people consider must try projects on a new lathe? before that, what do you start with as a beginner lather?
-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.