OK Barb, I’m jealous! I have had my Delta Midi-lathe for nearly 1-1/2yr but I have YET to install the bed extension that I bought with the lathe. I have enjoyed the 16in length thus far with hand plane knobs and coffee table legs and such, but just have NOT gotten around to adding the extension.
I think part of the problem is that I can still move the base lathe around, but fear that an added extension will make it to hard to move out of the way (blocking my Harley!). Anyway, I am working on a solution. Trying to get my planer up on a table/cabinet on wheels that will allow me to park it closer to the wood pile and thus then park the extended lathe further out of the way as well… Such are the plans of mice and men… ;-)