Dave I use a drill chuck from an old floor drill press (mt #2). So I turn a square piece round between centers, mark and do a lot of the prep (angle, back dowel, etc) then put it in the drill chuck and between the tailstock, cut it loose from the front end so I can bring my tool rest around and finish it up, do all my sanding and for some even friction polish only. Then cut it loose or almost loose and then go to the bandsaw. Works good for me this way. Tap your drill chuck in with a mallet of some type to "seat" it in. To stop it from working out or wanting to walk out, I do the back side cuts on the pull while the tailstock is being used.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
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