So It has been on my wish list to try my hand at wood turning but it hasn’t been a priority on my hobby budget list. A while back I created a saved search on Craig’s List for wood lathes just for the hell of it. Then today this harbor freight mini wood lathe popped up in my email notifications for $60 with a basic set of tools. Decided it was too good of a deal to pass up. Runs fine, just needs some TCL to remove the surface rust. The tools aren’t HSS but they will do to start out with. Just have to learn to sharpen them.
As a bonus, when I was going to pick it up, I found this dolly/hand truck curbside that someone was throwing out. Front tries were dry rotted but harbor freight was actually on the way so I picked a new set for $10 and had something to haul the lathe back to the workshop