Did you have any plans if that alignment were off?
If you shorten up the drive train and get that as compact as you can how much room do you think is left headstock to headstock for center turning?
Right now I'm getting this picture in my mind of someone doing this with a 10ER, well that someone is really me but I don't want to go there since mine is still waiting for finishing the painting and assembly.... It would be really easy to slip a second headstock on and well I will not go there cause I might not know enough about the subject to know if that could be done off the end for bowl turning.
Anyway I really like that you are posting these creative ideas, thank you!