I'm Chuck Ellis, and I followed Frank's post from another site here.. liked what I saw and joined.. I'm in east Tennessee, retired about 2 years ago and have been turning about 5 years. Started on pens and now try to turn everything I can think of. I do most of my work on Jet 1014, but also still have my first lathe, a Ridgid from Home Depot. It's cumbersome but still a fair lathe.