Up until now, I have used only a chainsaw for cutting my logs and trimming off the corners before mounting it on a lathe for rough turning. I've found that the initial blank is pretty unbalanced and also requires a lot of wood removal before I get it round and can begin really shaping it. My lathe is not huge and the initial blank (if around 11" or 12") can cause it to wobble a bit, even on the slowest speeds.
I am wondering how many people use:
1. only a chainsaw
2. only a bandsaw
3. chainsaw and bandsaw combination
Do you guys think a band saw is a good addition to the workshop for a turner? Or is it something that is not really needed?