I have very few regrets. But one of them was not -- somehow -- acquiring a wood- turning lathe while living in Seattle. Especially at our Greenwood apartment, which had a nice little deck. I could've picked up what is often referred to as a midi-sized lathe -- like in the photo at left.
I'd like to buy a lathe in the next half year or so: I've wanted one for the last ten years, but just haven't had a good place to put it. Actually, I still don't -- but with some re-arranging of the shed, I would.
My (late) paternal grandfather did a lot of lathe work. It would be good to have him around as a resource to ask questions about lathe work. I did some simple pieces on his lathe, on two or three different occasions, so I know I have the general capacity. But I'm sure once I get in to it I'll have additional questions.
So, opportunity lost.