I guess I need to learn how to use a lathe now! Pick up a 1930's/early-'40's South Bend 10"x36" 'Heavy 10' lathe for really cheap on craigslist...just had to drive 2hrs to Raymond, WA to get it. It's not very pretty, but works very well and came with a decent amount of tooling. The icing on the cake was the 70yo machinist/woodworker I bought it from, he had lots of great stories to tell.
Need to get a new motor since this one is 3-phase (or get a VFD), but that's not a big deal. Will eventually get a fresh coat of paint.
IMG_20141125_222835813 by alxdgr8, on Flickr