Wood Turning Lathes

Hi, I wonder if anybody can help me. I'd like to buy a woodturning lathe but I live in a flat with no spare room that I could use as a workshop. Is there such a thing as a "tabletop" lathe that I could install from time to time on a table on the balcony - or on a Black and Decker workmate, for example? I'd need something bigger than the little model makers lathes - something which could handle up to about 14 or 15 inches length and enough diameter to make candle sticks or table lamps. I'm living in France so any information about "midi" lathe availability in Europe (e.g. UK) would be appreciated. Thanks Clive
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http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?pageC104&category=1,330,43103&ccurrency=1&SID

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Nevermind.. its capacity is 9 3/4"
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Thanks for the link but I can only find a "Taig" lathe on that site with a maximum length between centers of 9 3/4 " which is not long enough for my needs.

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Clive asks:

Jet, Delta and Ryobi recently (and Jet and Delta still) made small lathes that would serve, I think.
Check the Jet web site. I'd guess they're available world wide...and probably used on ebay and elsewhere.
Yes. JML1014. 14" length, should work for you as should the Delta LA200, at 14-1/2".
Charlie Self
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I just bought the Jet Mini lathe and it is great for it's size and capacities. It obviously isn't going to compete with its larger cousins, but it does great for what it's designed for. I got the deal at Woodcraft with the free leg set, but I've heard rumors that the price on this will drop soon when Jet releases the VS version of the lathe pretty soon.
I haven't had it long, but have turned a few practice spindles and a few pens and it has almost no vibration and hasn't missed a beat so far.
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Try Craft Supplies in England. The carry lots of lathes - all sizes+ lots of woodturning supplies.

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The jet JML1014 might be what you are looking for. I don't know if they have a European version. The owner of The Cutting Edge in Houston, Texas specializes in wood turning. I am sure he would be glad to talk to you. www.cuttingedgetools.com or snipped-for-privacy@cuttingedgetools.com or 001-713-981-9228.
I am not affiliated with them but shop there when I want the best.
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I just bought the Jet Mini lathe and it is great for it's size and capacities. It obviously isn't going to compete with its larger cousins, but it does great for what it's designed for. I got the deal at Woodcraft with the free leg set, but I've heard rumors that the price on this will drop soon when Jet releases the VS version of the lathe pretty soon.
I haven't had it long, but have turned a few practice spindles and a few pens and it has almost no vibration and hasn't missed a beat so far.
Mike
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