Del Hollingsworth from Texas sent us this picture and note shortly after getting his American Beauty:
Just wanted to give you an update on my American Beauty. I've had a chance to get in enough shop time that I now feel totally comfortable with this beauty. I was concerned at first that it didn't have a digital readout, but that quickly went by the wayside; I realized quickly that I set the speed based on the material on the lathe.
In short: This thing is so fine, so well engineered, so well made that I find I am out of superlatives to describe it. And the tilt-away? Just tell 'em I said no one in their right mind would order an American Beauty without it. The tailstock is so massive that I consider the tilt-away a safety device, not a feature. You will not get it back when the bill comes due(Del ordered his Tilt-Away on trial).
I just wanted to say thank you for everything. I am A VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER.