Frank I agree with you but most of the excellent turnings I have seen from a few turners in the area were done with old iron. Delta's, old PM's, etc. What amazes me is none of them have EVS systems just what they came with to begin with. My grandfather was a farmer but also built furniture. He never used a power tool that I know of not even a drill and we gave him one for Christmas. It was still in the box when he passed away. He built some absolutely beautiful furniture. I just wish I could I could do 1/4 of the stuff he did. I am of the old saying that the machine does not make the man.
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