I have always enjoyed designing and creating, in as many formats as I can.
Many of my creations are just for personal use, friends and family.
But I also offer some items for sale on my ETSY Page.
The Laser Engraver/Cutter I currently use is a 60 Watt CO2 Yellow/Black model from China.
It was purchased on Ebay from a US seller. These lasers offer a decent “cheap” way to get into this hobby, as long as you are aware of the small issues these machines have. Most of which are easy to fix or overcome.
The wood lathe that I use is a Delta 46-460
So far I am very happy with it. It makes a good beginner lathe that gives you room to grow as you advance.
Like any hobby, all the associated tools and accessories you need to go along with it cost more than the lathe itself.
So far, I prefer to use carbide tipped tools. I find them easier to use and more consistent.