|Project by Rogue||posted 04-12-2010 12:59 AM||10612 views||71 times favorited||25 comments|
A local mexican restraunt owner asked if I could make fluted pillars. Sure I said. I he said could I, not had I ever ;-) Or the anwser would have been no. So I had to invent my own way to make them. The owner was so happy with them that he had me come back for a couple other jobs incorporating pillars. There are probably several ways to do this but this is the way I came up with and it seems to work pretty well so I thought I’d share.
Basically I shop build a mill that I could roll a hexagonal blank under a router that rides in a guide. After I rounded the blocks I pop a fluting bit in the router and attach an indexing plate on the end of the pillar and cut equally spaced flutes around the colomn.