There are 8 fluted columns to this bedroom set. The columns were turned on our “Legacy” Ornamental Milling Machine, by one of our shop craftsman, Dennis Nygard.
I’m carving the 64 acanthus leaf’s by hand with “Pfeil” carving knifes and a small brass mallet. It’s easer to cut the solid cherry by lightly taping with a small mallet.
Each leaf takes about 3 hours per leaf. Plus set up time and drawing time, which takes about 2 hours. So, each spindle takes approximately 26 hours, for a total of 208 hours for all eight columns.
This is really fun for me, it also helps me balance both my hands for mallet and carving knife coordination.
There are 38 pictures to this blog, with no writing. I hope you will enjoy and thanks for looking.
-- Dennis Zongker