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Project by Freed62 posted 02-06-2017 01:13 PM 1567 views 1 time favorited 13 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 C

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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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Willy Cordero

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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
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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woodbutcherbynight

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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

This might help Mike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hmITWrn_jo

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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

Nice work Dave

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#12 posted 08-08-2018 12:46 PM

They came out great. What will you do with them after the play?

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Freed62

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#13 posted 08-08-2018 01:07 PM

The theater owns them and they have been used in several subsequent productions. Thanks for the kind words.


They came out great. What will you do with them after the play?

- ChuckC


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

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