Neat trick regarding keeping some round stock in the chucks that aren't being used at that time. Thanks all for the tip. I live in what we call the oil patch here in louisiana and one would figure finding a used lathe wouldn't be much of a problem. Wrong and wrong again. Found one sitting off a service road covered with rust and the wires looked like they were ripped out of the junction box. Found the place selling it. No extras like chucks,faceplate, tooling. Guy said he'd take 5K for it. Told him hope he likes waiting. When he said why, told him I can get a brand new Jet 13x40 for 3K with a few extra $$ for the stand. That old lathe sat there for about 6 months. Don't know if it ever sold. Did get the jet though with all the goodies. Frank