entry columns

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Project by shal posted 06-06-2017 12:13 PM 535 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Milled these two columns for our entry. They are 7’ tall by 11” diameter, made of knotty alder. One has a right hand spiral, the other has a left hand spiral. To begin with, I had to create the hollow column blanks. This was done by cutting strips on the table saw with the blade tilted to 11.25 degrees. Then I glued up 8 of these segments to create half of a hollow column, and did this four times. I then milled the edges flat so the two halves would fit together to create the hollow columns. Next, was putting end caps on and loading the heavy logs into the Legacy ornamental mill. There I turned the four start spirals with the large bead and a small pointed spiral between each of the large rounded spirals.

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#1 posted 06-06-2017 02:33 PM

Wow!! Very nice. Great work. I’m sure that took some time

-- Pete

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#2 posted 06-06-2017 02:55 PM

Thanks. It actually took longer to cut, glue up and build the hollow columns than to do the spiral milling.

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#3 posted 06-06-2017 02:57 PM

Not sure why the pics came in sideways – that’s weird.

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#4 posted 06-06-2017 04:02 PM

I really love those columns. I wanted to get a Legacy mill years ago. Sadly the company has evolved pretty much to cnc. Your columns are super attractive.

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 02:03 AM

Thanks, Bob, appreciate the comments.

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