Merry Christmas everyone. I just came across this thread from 5 years ago this week !!! doesn’t time fly when you are having fun !. As an update,you will see from the thread, I bought a 1939 South Bend 9″,well,it is still going strong and I have learned a great deal about lathe work, at least 1% of a real engineers knowledge. Since then i have acquired a small milling machine and can now cut gears. Unfortunately all I have learned is from You Tube and trial and error,I do get to make a lot of swarf .
Happy New Year Roger