My first lathe. Wow...I learned a lot on it. I mostly do smaller projects and I don’t really have the room for a larger floor stand model. So this little benchtop model served me well.
I wanted an upgrade. I wanted more control of the speed without always changing the belts.
I also didn’t want to spend a ton of money. The replacement lathe I chose is a Shop Fox 12” benchtop.
So to test it out, I made a few pens.
I would say test successful! My Brother-n-laws are going to love their pens!