Lew Bishop received a second hand Taig lathe from his brother in law and got it running for his first project. (pictures added to the Picture page.)
"I fly model airplanes and recently had to obtain a new radio. The gimbal sticks were too short and did not have sufficient adjustment to make them comfortable - so new stick grips were in order. The first three pics show the radio with both sets of gimbal tops - the originals are laying on the transmitter face with the new ones on the gimbals."
The old ones certainly are short.
A great first project.