Vincent.vanGinneke wrote:I am wondering now why I messed about without a lathe for so long.
Yes, lathes are a great addition to the workshop.
A few years ago I bought an old 1950s Denford Viceroy (a 'Boxford-type' lathe) from a local Engineering Works who had gone over to CNC.
I have spent a lot of money bringing it back to life and it is rather worn but I use it all the time - great machines.
But, of course, no matter what you buy it will never be big enough
My avatar shows the late Len Rich in 1970 with the bike I now have - a 1958 Ariel VH