I was looking at an import "Hobby Lathe" that seems to get good reviews from previous purchasers. I figured out how to securely attached the butt end of a fly rod or any fishing rod for that matter to the chuck. However, the lowest rpms is 750. I was wondering if that would be considered too fast AND somewhat dangerous given the application. Anybody try using these "hobby lathes" for turning cork handles? In the meantime, I'm going to see if I can reduce the rpms aside from the manual, etc.