I resisted buying a wood lathe for many years but was finally persuaded by a late member who became a very good friend. I started with pens, wood and Acrylics then after being advised to make mushrooms I progressed to vases and bowls. As has been mentioned, wood turning is very therapeutic, especially compared to a metal lathe where you need a specific job to turn, you can't simply mount a chunk of metal in the lathe and start turning hoping that something nice will be the end result! You can with wood. The three metal pens were made in my metal lathe. Should anyone be interested, I probably have pdf's showing how each one was made.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus
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