Yesterday my little wood lathe arrived! Had to go out to get a board to fix it to, as it only weighs a few pounds. If need be I can clamp it to the dining room table. It also neatly collects the wood shavings. The edges of the board are a bit rough so another trip was for some simple mouldings and a pot of varnish to make it al a bit more user friendly.
Tomorrow I'll stain the centre post and experiment with table tops and do some more turning, perhaps some new feet for the 19th century cupboard or a taller post for the panel, so I can turn it into a fire screen.
I have just spotted Elga's latest post about her tilt top table and wow, that is something to aspire to!