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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 1304 days ago 5352 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some newel posts that I made for a local contractor recently. They are made out of Knotty Alder and are 7” x 7” square. The barley twists are done on the legacy ornamental mill. The column caps were hand turned with a tenon and applied.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)



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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1304 days ago

wow … your photos really show the enormity of scale well. The top balls look like 6 inchers and the curve at the cap begs to be touched, ...really fun post
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what will the finish be?
.. I’m sitting here imagining the piece in quartersawn white oak and about 3 coats of garnet shellac>grin>

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1304 days ago

Hi Les

I see you are still making beautiful pieces. I have always enjoyed the excellent work you do. Thanks for sharing.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Les Hastings

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#3 posted 1304 days ago

Don’t know what the finish is Dan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the contractor is suppose to send me some pictures of it when its all finished.
Thanks guys!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 1304 days ago

Les,

For what will these massive posts be used? Can’t wait to see the finished pictures. (You will post them, we hope.)

Just thinking of making those before the invention of the Legacy is quite mind-boggling. We need to make a point of getting to civilization some day where they have high-speed internet so we can see the Legacy in action! ;-) (There must be on-line video of it somewhere.)

Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 1304 days ago

All I can say is—WOW!!!!!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#6 posted 1304 days ago

Wow. Those are huge.
My favorite part is the little cap on top of the ball. That is sweet.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Critterman

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#7 posted 1303 days ago

Those are great…and large. I would be curious to see how they would finish them…spray I would think. They are beautiful.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#8 posted 958 days ago

are you willing to make these posts again?

I am interested in finding someone to do this for a job we are working on.
woodscanyoneyecare@sbcglobal.net

thanks

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#9 posted 600 days ago

I am building my house after my last trip to Iraq. We were in Belgium for a couple years were We fell in love with barley twist. Would you make some posts for us. Please email me
sprice@eidservpro.com
Skylar Price

-- Skylar Price sprice@eidservpro.com

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