Joe McGill from Sudbury Massachusetts writes: I have been a member of Central New England Woodturners for about 15 years and currently serve as its president. I teach woodturning through my local high school’s adult education program and serve as a mentor in my club.
After almost 30 years performing forensic evaluations for the Massachusetts Courts I decided that it was time to retire and pursue my passion for woodturning. Having owned three lathes over the past 14 years I decided that my retirement gift to myself would be the last lathe I would ever need or want. I purchased this American Beauty with the 3 hp. Balder motor and Tilt Away in March 2015. I could not be more pleased, and everyone who has spent time on it agrees that this is the best made, smoothest operating, and most versatile lathe they have used. I have made my shop and lathe available to one turner who was interested in purchasing an American Beauty and would be happy to extend the offer to others.