Stu, despite accusations to the contrary, I have never been on a 'trip'.
Thanks, Vaughn. I understood the purpose of the dropped bed just think it looks strange. I can see the usefullness of the set-up though. I may be getting a rest made to stand next to the lathe when I swivel the head.
BTW, I'll be getting a chance to test drive a PM soon. Our turning club president will be attempting to teach me how to tame a bowl gouge at his place.
"Folks is funny critters."
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire