Turning Archive 2005

Bad back and new lathe

Wayne Cooper Charlotte NC
>First a small Gloat. I sold my company last Friday and my co-workers are giving me a nice budget for a new lathe. They thought they were getting rid of me :>) My wife gave me a Jet mini VS for Christmas and I got hooked on turning.I am 64 years old and have a lot of steel in my back. I have my Jet Mini mounted on my work bench and it seems like I am always leaning over a lot and my back hurts after while. Since I am interested in bowls I was thinking of the VB-36 bowl lathe. It appear that would be easier on the back since I would be standing directly in front. Is there another option?? I really appreciate all the help I have received from everybody in the past. THANK YOU. Wayne

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