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Aligning the lathe parts:

I took the lathe drive spur, removed the center spur, and aligned the laser to shoot through the center of the spur hole to align with the tip of the live center on the tailstock at the other end of the lathe. This gave me, I think, a pretty good method to align the bed extension to the existing lathe bed. The blurry photo shows a long shot of the laser shooting through the drive head to the other end of the bed and the tail stock.

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