Just thought about everyone letting people know what type of lathe we are using for our turnings.
To start with, I generally use the Delta 46-700 lathe with a home made stand. I made an A-frame style base and filled it with about 60-700 lb of sand to dampen the vibration. Unfortunately, the workshop floor isn't the most level, but it seems to have helped immensely. The swing over the bed is 12" and the swing over the banjo is about 10 1/2". For anything larger, I usually take the headstock and brig it to the end of the bed and turn it outboard. I do have the option of spinning the headstock and enlarging the swing that way, but it seems easier to do it the other way to me.
Other lathes I have used are my Fathers that is a Jet 1236 lathe (basically the same as mine, although we haven't enclosed and weighed down the stand yet) and a the jet and delta mini and midi lathes. On several occasions, I have used friends Oneway 2436 and Poolewood 2000. Both are excellent machines and on the wish list. I have trouble deciding between the two, maybe I will have to get both:) (I am beginning to think I need a wish list to get things off my wish list)