The British-designed and now German-manufactured VB36 Master Bowlturner lathe is, without doubt, the most iconic lathe available today. As shown above, the lathe can be supplied with a choice of two different styles of bed, or as a bowl-turning lathe with no bed. Unlike most lathes which rely on the bed as a location and support for the toolrest, the VB uniquely provides and independent, fully mobile toolpost support system, combined with a fine position adjuster, to enable unprecedented access all around the workpiece.
The choice of hundreds of professional turners around the world, the VB has been widely updated and enhanced in recent years and is now a lathe truly superior to any of its predecessors. To celebrate the re-release of this great machine by its current owners, it now sports a smart upmarket livery that enhances its rugged beauty and brings it right into the 21st century. No more 'Brunswick Green'!