Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
laathe purchase advice

ken chase
>I'm new to turning and ready to move up from the tabletop Sears 12" lathe I bought used as a starter.
I don't plan to go commercial. I will do this as a hobby and aspire to eventually produce lovely bowls and deeper vessels. Will a lathe like the Delta 440 suit my purposes. I thought about more serious, expensive lathes but wonder if this would suit my purpose and good enough to produce nice turnings.
I have the option of adding a sand box to increase the weight which is about 300lbs.
Comments will be greatly appreciated
Ken Chase

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