Lathe Drilling, Countersinking, and Reaming - 2: Testing Alignment by Turning
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Another method to test for alignment is to turn a bar between centers (as shown below) and measure the diameter of the bar. If there is taper move the tailstock accordingly.
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label: lathe drilling, countersinging, reaming, tailstock alignment, indicating, center drilling, chamfering