i am getting a lathe this week, it is a craftsman freebie, no idea on the age/condition but it sounds as if it wasnt used much at all. i have been watching alot of youtube vids to try and get familiar with the operation. i have a full face shield too, so i can keep my rugged good looks in case i mess up something at 2500 rpm, hopefully i wont. does anyone have any advice, good videos to check out. i know i need to get my hands on the lathe and pratice but i wouldn't mind learning from someone else's mistakes. thanks!