strange question. Has anyone used a quick change toolpost backwards? like instead of the force being applied to the post, it will be on the dovetails. ive got to turn some threads on 1 1/2" square, and its 81" long. Ive got my lathe maxed out length wise, and If I swap the tool to the right side of the post instead of left, I think I can do the job. Otherwise, I'll have to leave it long, and turn a groove towards the chuck, do the threads, and cut it down.