One of my other projects required some wood turning. Not owning a lathe, or having done any sort of turning in the past, I reached out to the local wood turners association, but unfortunately got no response.
So I decided to make my own (very simple) lathe.
I mounted an old, cheap drill I had into a jig. The workpiece was simply bolted tightly to a large bolt and inserted into the chuck.
The American Black Walnut light surrounds turned out beautifully. very happy with my first ever wood turning experience!