|Project by tswoodwizard||posted 03-20-2011 12:00 AM||4501 views||16 times favorited||23 comments|
This is a “Greek Style” column, 11” dia. x 8 ft. with a 9” center shaft. Made of 8 poplar staves per each of 3 seperate sections. 45 degree “birds-mouth” cut on one side of each stave and 90 degree flat edge on the other side. This allows the shaft to self-align as its being pulled together in the glue-up process. The glued-up shaft is shown in pic.#5. My “Legacy Ornamental Mill can do a lot of things, but it was not capable of cutting an “inside diameter in the end of the 2 end sections of the column to allow them to receive the smaller dia. of the center shaft, so I made my own attachment for that process as seen in pics #2 and #5. Pic. #3 shows the I/S dia. of the top section sized to receive the compatable O/S dia. of the top end of the middle section. The bottom section is being attached in pic#1 in the same manner. Pic.#2 shows the router mounted horrizontal on my attachment and doing the actual I/D cut in the top end of the bottom section of the shaft. The rollers in pic.#5 allow the shaft to roll evenly against the router fixture.
Pic.#6 shows the finished column and pic.#4 is a close-up of the large flutes and turned bead detail.
I use several strap clamps, (load binder straps) when glueing round, hex, or octagonal shafts.
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