For Christmas I was given a new Rikon mini lathe with a 1/2 hp motor.
here it is after a few hours of use
some test pieces I was making after buying a new bowl gouge from woodcraft
The other update is I purchased some new cool blocks and a timber wolf blade for my bandsaw which now can cut timber in half with ease so I can now mill some of the smaller locust logs into lumber and turning blanks
-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/