I've been lurking here for a while and thought I should introduce myself and start participating. I bought a lathe many years ago - a harbor freight special. It has been neglected in the garage for a few years but I recently decided to get it out and clean it up and play with it some more. Turns out that just made me want to get a 'real' lathe. I am currently exploring my options. So... I just wanted to say hello and thank y'all for sharing your knowledge.