If you keep the router-crafter you can do some nice things with it but I have to say I disagree that a lathe is tougher to make spindles on. Legs and spindles can be made easily on a lathe. I restore antique tables, chairs, rocking chair, and baby beds making all spindles and legs very accurately to match the others. A story stick works just fine in duplicating all these. Yes it will take practice to learn the cuts but is a lot safer than trying to do these on a table saw IMHO. As with any machine you have to learn how to use it and respect it. A nice midi lathe with a bed extension will do spindles easily. I sold my router-crafter 7 yrs ago and bought my first lathe. So if you don't think you will use the router crafter sell it for what you can get and if you really want to get a lathe I would look at the Rikon midi, Jet 1220 midi and a bed extension. Don't know where you are located but if you have a Rocklers or a Woodcraft near you they give lessons which I wish I had when I started and the turners there are always willing to help. I am self taught because I don't have anything close to me.
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