Category Archives: Owners Gallery

Nathan Harris’ Long Bed American Beauty

Nathan didn't hold back when he got his American Beauty.  Not only did he get the long bed version, he added the 16" bed extension too.  That makes a pretty impressive wood lathe !  It didn't take he and his son long to get it uncrated and to start putting it through its paces.  These…
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Bruce Quigley’s new Sweet 16

Bruce took delivery of his Sweet 16 standard bed in October.  Bruce writes: The crate arrived as scheduled. I had enough time to disassemble the crate that evening, but I had to go out of town for a week the following morning. I couldn’t wait to get home to start using it.  I’ve now finished…
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Eric Weinstein

Eric Weinstein is a full-time practicing attorney in Massachusetts.  Turning as a hobbyist since 2009 when he took a pen class at a local Woodcraft, this is what he had to say about his new Scout lathe:  “I was upgrading from a midi-lathe and looking for a lathe that wasn’t too big or too heavy…
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Tom Albrect 1Tom Albrecht and his granddaughter: I don't call myself a "professional" turner.  I was formerly an Industrial Arts teacher in the public schools and I fell into that work because I loved wood shop when I was in High School in the mid 60's.  The wood lathe 2was always my favourite tool then because it was the only machine that I could use when I controlled the cutting tool and the wood was under power.

 

Your American Beauty is my fifth lathe.  I started with a Delta in 1973, moved to a Conover, then a Woodfast, then a Oneway, and now my Beauty.  Your team has obviously put a lot of thought into your machines and the design.  So far, my time with this AB has been incredibly enjoyable and functionally excellent. This is my last lathe-- you cannot come up with anything better.

 

[In regards to the tool handles]: I really like the collet chuck design because of the simplicity of removing and exchanging the cutting tools without having to use an allen wrench.