Alan Trout from Texas makes some really wonderful pieces, and not just from wood. He sent us this photo and these words:
I just wanted to thank you for all the help in getting my American Beauty and building such a wonderful machine. It has been a joy to use and far as I am concerned is the best designed lathe on the market. Excellent ergonomics along with wonderful build quality. Beyond that being able to deal with you and Deb directly really makes the experience or ownership that much better. Here is a picture of me with the first piece off of the lathe.