Alan Miotke is another Chicago area turner. Alan picked up his lathe and wrote a nice article about the experience for the Chicago Woodturners newsletter, of which he is the editor. Here's what Alan had to say when he sent us this picture of his American Beauty and example of some of his fine segmented work:
"The lathe continues to be everything I hoped for and more. I got more lathe than I planned to when I my search began, but I've always been a believer that you should get the best you can in tools. I'm glad that we had the opportunity to meet and see your facility. Hope business is doing well for you."