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Columns for Julius Caesar

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Project by Freed62 posted 02-06-2017 01:13 PM 1059 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked to build seven columns for a local community theater production of Julius Caesar. They are 13 feet tall, octagonal, and fluted on all sides. I used the bird’s beak method to create the angles of the staves. I think they came together very well, much better than I thought 12 foot pine boards would. All loaded up and now ready for paint and turning to marble. Glad to have this large project finished.

Finally got a pic of the final set. Note I also built the three sections of 4 foot wide stairs in the center. And everything rolls on casters for repositioning throughout the show.

-- Dave, I make things from wood, what is your superpower?





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Sylvain

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#1 posted 02-06-2017 01:23 PM

Heavy work.
It looks good.
Try to have pictures when they will be painted.

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Freed62

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#2 posted 02-06-2017 01:31 PM

I will post a pic when they are painted. Thanks for the post and suggestion.


Heavy work.
It looks good.
Try to have pictures when they will be painted.

- Sylvain


-- Dave, I make things from wood, what is your superpower?

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#3 posted 02-06-2017 02:00 PM

Wow, good work. I’m thinking routing them was done before assembly?

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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Freed62

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#4 posted 02-06-2017 02:06 PM

Yes, each Steve required the passes on the table saw for width and bird’s beak and the passes on the router table for the flutes.


Wow, good work. I m thinking routing them was done before assembly?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop


-- Dave, I make things from wood, what is your superpower?

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#5 posted 02-06-2017 02:22 PM

Huge project! That is quite a load! They look great and bet they will look even better after the paint job!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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Freed62

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#6 posted 02-06-2017 03:47 PM

sorry, I meant stave, not Steve, lol.


Yes, each Steve required the passes on the table saw for width and bird s beak and the passes on the router table for the flutes.

Wow, good work. I m thinking routing them was done before assembly?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

- Freed62


-- Dave, I make things from wood, what is your superpower?

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#7 posted 02-06-2017 06:18 PM

heavy work!!!!! congratulations

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 06:21 PM

Wow! This was a great project and I bet it was a nice experience. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 02-07-2017 02:24 AM

Interesting how you joined the sides together, never have tried such a project. Looks good though, better with paint I am sure.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 02-07-2017 07:46 PM

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#11 posted 02-07-2017 07:49 PM

Nice work Dave

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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