Turning Archive

Lathe for spindle turning ?

Jack Guzman from Maine
I turn windsor chair legs. Besides an occasional handle or other miscellaneous items I don't use a lathe for anything else. I never turn bowls. I use a jet 1221 vsr with an extension bed. I manage quite well with this lathe but feel that it is underpowered for the work I put it through. I believe it was designed with pen turning in mind. If I had a couple thousand to spend what would be the right lathe,or type of lathe for this application? I don't need duplicators or any other accessories,just a good solid spindle turning lathe. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Or is the jet as good as I'm going to find elsewhere? thanks---Jack

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