I'm looking to buy a used wood lathe. This is one tool I've never had much of a need for until now. My 1888 house has two bay windows that I'm restoring. Each of the outside corners are covered/capped with a 2/3rds round piece of wood that goes 6" from the sill to the brackets that fit under the soffit. At both ends of this 3/4 round piece are turned decorative pieces. The ones that sit on the sill are missing and I'm wanting to make new ones. They are about 4" diameter by 6" high.
I see on Craiglist several Mini Jet lathes for sale ($185). I'm thinking of going this route versus a floor model. Anyone have experience with the table mount lathes?