Ok.. I was asking about the Davis and Wells 20” bandsaw which I was about to purchase.. but I sat down and asked myself, just what do I need in my shop that I DO NOT have.. I have a delta 14” bandsaw which is like brand new but yet I have had it for about 15 years and use it alot..(I really go overboard when taking care of my machines)
Anyways.. I know I have always regretted not having a Lathe.. I passed up an opportunity years ago to buy a beautiful Delta Lathe with an indexing head and regretted it ever since, and had to run around borrowing someone elses Lathe whenever I needed to turn something.. well.. upon brousing Craigslist..I was fortunate enough to see an advertisement for that Lathe I passed up years ago for 500 bucks.. only after talking to the owner of it.. he lowered his price to 450 and threw in the tools and several pieces of turning stock of Ironwood, Mahogany and redwood burl.. there is absolutely nothing wrong with the Lathe..he just feels he didn’t use it enough and was taking up too much room in his shop.. so I snatched it up and am heading down to San Diego to pick it up..
Finally, I have my OWN Lathe to turn my legs for my furniture and not have to go running off borrowing someone elses..I will post pictures as soon as I get the Lathe back to my shop..
-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/