I've worked with a lathe maybe a few dozen times, making things like wooden salad bowls, goblets, baseball bats, and some other relatively simple items.
I'm looking to buy a lathe, and one of the first projects I want to make is a very large chess set (ie: 8" tall king) as a gift to a friend who is an avid chess enthusiast. I've found some stencils for the pieces I want to make with a lathe, but I've only ever used fairly simple lathes. I don't really know what to look for when it comes to a lathe with some sort of modular chisel guide that allows sheet metal stencils to be installed to act as a guide.
What type of lathe should I be looking for if I want to use stencils to create precise replicas of the same part multiple times?