I am not sure how much you know about lathes, but in case your knowledge isn’t that vast, I don’t want to leave you in the dark when it comes to the topic. To put it in a few simple words, a lathe is a tool rotating another item around its axis to perform all sorts of actions such as turning, facing, drilling, sanding, knurling, etc. A few examples of items that can be used with the help of lathes include but are not limited to cue sticks, pots, musical instruments, bowls, baseball bats, table legs, and many more. Lathes are widely used in pottery, which reminded me of a friend whose dream was to be a potter. I am not sure how many friends you can count who would like to become potters, but one can come across such people from time to time. They are the ones who are likely to be interested in lathes for sale and they are the ones who want to know everything there is to know on the topic.
Using a lathe to manufacture various items is a skill that can be taught. Of course, nothing happens overnight. The good news is that with a little practice and dedication everybody should be able to learn it. There is no limit when it comes to who can learn the skill and who cannot learn it as those who have passion for something such as pottery are usually successful when it comes to it. I myself would like to try the skill one day just to see who it actually feels like to make a clay pot or any other pot I can think of. There must be something about it since I have heard about pottery classes in my area. I guess I am going to try to attend them one day.