Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Finally Got a lathe!

Newbie
>After much agonizing, searching, hemming and hawing, I saw a good deal and picked up a used but in pristine condition Atlas Craftsman 12x36"!

I know some of you here had/have/started with this lathe....so what did you guys do for a banjo rest?

Also, on this type of lathe, what's most efficient practice for dealing with the wood shaving/metal shaving/cutting lube abrasive paste on your ways issue?

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