Drill Press over Lathe
Hello Everyone, I am not sure where to place this question so if I need to be in the ask the expert then I can go there but..... For those who make there own pipes and I do not mean carving a hobby block but truly starting with a block of briar, morta, fruit wood or what ever and cutting your own stems. Is the lathe better or have any of you guys just used your drill press? I do more hand carved but I think with my arthritis a lathe may just make my life easier. I have heard of guys using there drill press for everything (turning the briar and drilling and turning the stem) but I would like some feed back on how you guys maybe setting up your drill press if that is all you are using? Again I know a lathe would make my life easier and I am shopping for one but I am intrigued with the use of the drill press as a multi function.