OOooppss, that was "Rough Rider."
Anyway, a very nice gentleman sent me $250.oo for doing him a favor. It was a favor, I expected no material compensation. So, I am going to order my first Easy Rider woodturning tool. The one I used at Vaughn's sold me. The extra money actually $old me. (Craig should send Vaughn a commission.)
My lathe bench is finally ready. It is useable. However, I do have to wire in my emergency turn-off switch tomorrow. Went to the BORG for an extension cord to amputate and use as a power cord...The price was triple Harbor Freight and BORG was 18 ga, Harbor Freight 14 ga.
The downside is the HF cord is bright green. I guess the bright green is visual stimulus to keep me on my safety toes. Anyway, my lathe bench is truly a Larry M. special (If in doubt, build it stout.). I don't know what it weighs; I do know that it has not even thought of vibrating.
I have a photo Glenn said I must post. It was drilling a lathe mounting hole while the lathe was in position. Photo will appear soon.
First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.