Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Can you tell me about this lathe? *PIC*

Bruce Zelt
>Hello Everyone,

I am new here (but I have lurked both here and at the pond).
The picture below is of a lathe that is for sale in my local area. I am looking to get back into turning a little and I have not used a lathe since high school over 19 years ago. It has a 1/2 hp motor and is said to be in great working order, but not used much at all the past 8 years.
I am really curious as to what you all think of this as compared to the cheaper end lathes made today. I think I can get it for $150 if that is any consolation.
Maybe some small bowls, but the most I see using it for will be spindle/leg work and accent pieces.
Sorry for being so long winded, but I certainly value for opinions.

Thank you,
Bruce

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