Jet 10" x 15" Variable Speed Wood Working Lathe (JWL-1015VS)
Jet produces a very nice mini wood lathe, although I'll have to say that it's a bit pricey. Actually, if it wasn't for the price, I would have rated it higher. This lathe offers 10 inches of swing between 15-1/2-inch centers and the ways are extra wide for added stability.
I'd have to say it's the most stable lathe in this class. The tool provides fully variable speed, broken down into three ranges and an improved tensioning system makes it easy to change the belts for each of the ranges. 24 position indexing provides additional accuracy for detail work.