There's good, then there's Sherwood.
This variable speed mini-lathe has been specially designed as the upper-echelon model available for entrance to intermediate hobbyist woodworkers. In fact, the morse tapers and variable speed ensure that anybody with space restrictions, no matter their level of expertise, can get serious value from this machine.
Why a variable speed mini-lathe?
It still has serious capacity - with 750W of power at variable spindle speeds of up to 3800rpm, it would be a waste of time if it didn't - but it's also easily mobile, it doesn't take up ridiculous amounts of space so it tucks away beautifully in a garage and best of all it's reliable.
It was a 5-year warranty and it's pick up and play, meaning if you don't use it everyday you don't have to worry about deterioration. This lathe is built to last.
Also available is a bed extension that increase the distance between centres by 550mm to a very handy 900mm. This is available for purchase on the Manual 450 x 300mm Mini Lathe page.