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Project by BryanatWoodstock posted 11-10-2012 11:39 PM 1677 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought I should post this project, my 1st time building an island for my wife. Granite was a 3’x4’ remnant , bought during a winter vacation in Florida. Base is ash, stained dark walnut.





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#1 posted 11-10-2012 11:46 PM

Happy Wife!!

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 11:54 PM

Happy Wife!!

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#3 posted 11-11-2012 12:45 AM

If that doesn’t make her happy nothing will :) Beautiful craftsmanship, oh, nice shop I’m envious!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#4 posted 11-11-2012 12:48 AM

That ash looks pretty darn nice dark…... How do you like the Vega???? The wife is happy and that makes it all the better…..

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#5 posted 11-11-2012 01:03 AM

awesome

-- Joel

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#6 posted 11-11-2012 04:15 AM

Beautiful – You did fantastic job!
I like the design so much….and the color is so sweet so as the owner!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 11-11-2012 04:18 AM

One more thing, did you ever tell us about your Lathe-copying device?
Share with us if you dont’t mind.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 11-11-2012 11:32 AM

Very nice. I agree with woodworm, tell us how you like the duplicator.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 11-11-2012 12:14 PM

I like the Vega copier, helps get you out of all flat work. I bought it 9 yrs ago to make the railing parts for our new house cause the wife likes larger newels and ballusters, handrails than what the builder could supply.
You start with a paper full size drawing or can use a turned item to copy. Glue the paper to 1/4” ply, or pexi, or hardboard. Cut out on bandsaw and sand to the line.

For long posts I make them in sections, turning a pin on one end.

On low speed on the lathe I drill a hole with a forstner bit.

The Vega leaves a rough finish, you clean up the surface, add sharper details with your lathe chisels

You can make small parts too. Heres a bed I made for an American girl doll.



Same post design, printed off a different size.
Bedpost design from the shopsmith site, a free 4 poster bed plan for a full size bed.

Here is the full size bed I built my granddaughter, along with her doll bed.

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#10 posted 11-11-2012 12:37 PM

Thank you very very much Bryan for sharing how your Vega copier works. Thank you for the many photos of your beautiful work too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 11-11-2012 12:45 PM

Here is the picture of a bed I copied. On a drafting board drew a full size post using the little picture as a guide.

I made this 6×6 bedpost in 3 pieces

I decided I wanted a bed roll, so using the pattern for the leg to develop a bed roll pattern. Testing the look and size in paper.

Add extra to one end of one turning for a pin. If you have alignment problems with the hole, just turn the pin undersize and let the glue fill the extra void.


gluing two pieces of the bed post together.

I used to try and turn by hand, but making all posts ruffly the same was tough and took a lot of time. With the Vega I can easily make the parts I want and look professionally done.
It can be a lot of fun making turned parts, you don’t have to be limited to just flat work and you don’t need to be a lathe expert! I now look for projects with turned parts in them.
Bryan

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