> To Buddy: The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the
> sweetness of cheap price is forgotten.
Was that Shakespeare or Longfellow?
> Fred Holder, Editor and publlsher of More Woodturning reviewed and tried
> out the Vertilathe and had a full page article in his April '98 issue
> and here's a quote from the article.
> "The Vertilathe sells for around $50, making it one of the least
> expensive lathes available on the market, even if you had to purchase a
> drill press to be able to use it".
George, I have no doubt your gadget is well-made, has a small niche market,
and can turn out quality work. However, it is severely limited when compared
to a conventional lathe: no bowl turning capability, limited spindle length,
no headstock/tailstock accessories, etc. If not for the HF half-price offer,
the Vertilathe may well be the only choice available in its price range. I'm
not flaming, these are simple facts.