We got a nice note from Charlie Levan in Georgia after he received the American Beauty he ordered after our 2014 open house. Here are a few excerpts:
.... I have been having a lot of fun with the AB. I am still learning and just making chips seems to be a good thing.
I probably have spent about 40 hours or so turning since we moved it into the shop. As you know, I was considering a 3520b at about half the price. If I would have bought that lathe I would have been kicking my self each time....
I have turned some wet wood and will not have a lathe without the stainless steel bed. I don't want to forget to mention the moveable control...when people ask, I can't help but get passionate about how great the American Beauty is. .