"The Lathe Book" by Ernie Conover says "There are two types of tailstock
centers: dead centers and live centers".
He then goes on to to describe and explain the differences and
advantages/disadvantages of each.
The "drive center" goes in the headstock and is different from dead
centers and live centers.
"It has been a source of great pain to me to have met with so many among
[my] opponents who had not the liberality to distinguish between
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