Our first lathe in 2003 was a Delta Midi Lathe with a max bowl size of 9.75″.
Nine months later came the Nova DVR lathe. We now could turn a 16″ diameter bowl inboard, or up to a 29″ diameter outboard (shown here with outrigger).
Eventually the Nova DVR proved to be too lightweight for the large bowls we wanted to turn. So, we sold it and began to research a suitable replacement. We testdrove the Stubby 750 at the AAW Symposium in Louisville, KY in 2006, found it to our liking, broke it down into 3 pieces, and packed the little 600 lb fella into our Volvo XC70 for the trip back to NC.
In 2009, while attending the AAW Symposium in Albuquerque, NM, Wayne discovered a show-stopper deal he could not resist. Shortly after arriving home, a new Powermatic 4224 lathe was delivered to our studio. Now, with the Stubby and the Powermatic, Wayne and Pat can both turn at the same time; Wayne roughturning green wood, and Pat finish turning pieces for the gallery.