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By bugbear
#1199506
caveman wrote:We all do it :D

Actually, there is a tiny ambiguity - when you do the "short workpiece" technique,
do you align the steady at the headstock (chuck) end, the tailstock (dead centre) end,
or whatever you feel like at the time?

Keith was a chuck-ender (if that's a word)

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By caveman
#1202103
I prefer to set the piece up between chuck and tail centre (with the steady between the two) then move the steady to the end and snug the rollers up to the workpiece. Then remove the tailstock from the bed and mount the tool support.