I was approached about a year ago to do a Stair case spindle job, for this New home a Builder was building for himself. When first approached their was not a lot of details talked about, At the time , Not to my knowledge did I know that it was for the builders Father, or did I know any thing about the size of this Stair case.
About a month ago I finally got a call to do an estimate, Driving to the home wasn’t hard to find,with Miss GPS,But it was on the worst day in January to go anywhere, Snow ! I’m use to driving in, But when you have never been in that area, and the snow is at white out conditions, NO FUN !
Continuing On.. When I get in the home , I’m looking at the stair case that I thought was the one I’m giving the estimate on , I was at the understanding that it was just the staircase from the main floor to the upper floor, But it included all the way around the stair case coming up from the lower level.Surrounding the staircase for the upper level.
It included 88 staircase spindles, 42 are tapered and 42 spiraled,with a few extras. Then 5, 4 X 4 corner posts and a 9.5’ corner post ,All spiraled . The reason The builder is having me do this Job, I purchased A Legacy woodworking Machine, last spring that is capable of doing Spirals . Photo’s will follow this posting.
This one job will pay back what it cost to buy the woodworking tool. This has been the second best investment I have made for my woodworking, The first was a Woodmaster surface planer, 18” and it came with the attachment to turn it into a power feed sander, one of the reasons I bought this machine along with it’s variable speed feed motor, and made in the United States, Kansas City, Mo.
This also MADE MY DAY !
-- Doug, Michigan, http://www.furniturebydouglas.com