Well after years of of procrastination I have finally bought a lathe and managed to get it set up. A mini late a Woodfast M305 Mini Lath
Snapped a couple of pics with the ole iPhone. The stand is great it is solid and puts the lathe at a comfortable working height. The lathe was almost completely assembled it only requiring a small tool frame, and fitting the the tool rest. I took the opportunity to apply Silver Glide to the exposed cast iron parts. Without too much trouble I turned a small piece of timber.
The lathe is easy to use and and should giver years of trouble free service. The lathe comes with a live centre a 82mm face plate and spur centre. A set of tools from Carbatec and I’m off turning wood into shavings.