OK, I've done a lot of turning, but nothing that needed to be drilled. I volunteered to make a replacement handle for an antique cider press. It will be cylindrical, ergonomically shaped, about 1.5 inches in diameter and about 5 inches long. PROBLEM, I need to drill a 3/8" hole the full length. What would be the best sequence of operation? My stock is 2" square and normally I would just put it in the lathe and turn it. I could stop, while it is a perfect cylinder (not yet contoured) and put it in my metal lathe to drill/bore the length. BUT back at the wood lathe my spur would still pick up the headstock end, but the tailstock would have nothing (a hole) to ride against. Suggestions heartily solicited.