I hate to ask such an open ended question, But here it is.
I have never turned before, but it is about time i started. i want to add turned parts to my furniture soon, so i had better get practicing.
No one like to spend money twice, so i want top quality and versatility.
I asked my local master, and he suggested(told me to get) a oneway lathe.
My thoughts have me leaning towards the sherline machinist lathe for it’s size as i start, and hopefully it will still be useful as i become more proficient.
the only other lathe i have seriously looked at is the hegner. But i really don’t want to lose the shop space to a larger lathe until I have more experience with turning.
I would like to hear comments from anyone who has used any of these machines, or suggestions of other top quality machines to consider.
-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.