I know that I probably should have posted this in the carving and turning area but I feel that I would probably recieve a little more feedback here. A few days ago, I decided that wood turning would be pretty fun and useful for my developing skills. After reading a few reviews and an article on FWW, I decided to narrow my lathe choices between the Rikon mini-lathe and the Jet mini-lathe. I am tempted to buy the Rikon because it has a biggger capacity (12″ dia. and 16″ spindle) but was put off when I read a diiscussion on bad quality control at Rikon. I know the Jet is more popular but because I will probably turn a few small to medium sized bowls so the diameter of something I can fit on the lathe is critical. Both lathes have similar accesories and functions except for larger capacity on the Rikon. Any suggestions?