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#1 posted 04-08-2020 04:50 PM

I think the question would be better answered if we know what lathe you have and what you plan on using it for. I personally have all of my lathes up against a wall, and very little space on either side; really just enough so I can get a knockout rod in the headstock. I don t have any reason to get behind them, don t do any outboard turning, and rarely turn anything that is the full length of the bed. YMMV.


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I have a Robust American Beauty long bed with an extension. I am going to use it for spindle and bowl turning and would like to learn hollow form turning. My son, who we are really building the shop for as a potential business when he retires from the Coast Guard, is the accomplished wood turner…I am a beginner. The American Beauty is an early retirement present for him! ;)

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