This double-ended 1MT taper is for use on any woodturning lathe that has a 1MT in both headstock and tailstock. It is a quick and simple method of ensuring correct re-alignment after bowl turning with the headstock rotated.
Leave the headstock loose and insert the alignment tool into the tailstock. Slide the tailstock along the bed of the lathe until the protruding end of the alignment tool is just inside the headstock Morse taper. Lock the tailstock and then slowly wind the tailstock quill, until the Morse taper seats inside the headstock taper. Tighten the bolts or clamping handle on the headstock. Back off the tailstock and remove the alignment tool.
The alignment tool is precision turned from high carbon steel in our own engineering workshop.