Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
big lathes

John Lucas
>When I started turning everyone had 12 x 36 lathes with 1/2 or 3/4 horse motors and we were all resonably happy. How did we get from that to all of us wanting 16 and 20 " swing or bigger and 600 to 900 lb behemoths? Has woodturning changed that much.

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