So a month or two into learning how to turn wood I am finding myself at a bit of a crossroad. My little used Delta Midi LA-200 may not be big enough for some of the items I am now finding I want to start learning to do. I will just blame the blasted Wood Turners Guild for having so many talented people and demonstrators. At only a month into this I would rather not buy a bigger lathe. And even if did the Budget would limit me to to yet another Midi Lathe with slightly large Over Bed height, albeit with variable speed. So I was wondering about adding riser blocks to my LA-200. I have access to a Machine shop and a machinist at no charge. My question is how functional would this be? What are the limitations. My intent is not to jack it up to spin large Green logs. But rather plates and platters that would have a finished diameter of about 10". Is this a feasible endeavor? How big a riser can I safely add?