LumberJocks

Spiral spindles

  • Advertise with us
Project by rrdesigns posted 03-21-2013 08:26 PM 2717 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Can you make me four more of these?” Sure, no problem. Little did I know…but I learned. You should see the cutting room floor. I know how now!

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs





12 comments so far

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

3531 posts in 3331 days


#1 posted 03-21-2013 09:39 PM

Those look really difficult to make freehand. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

View Hybridwoodwork's profile

Hybridwoodwork

183 posts in 2199 days


#2 posted 03-21-2013 11:44 PM

Very nice and I know how you feel…I made a tapered unicorn horn with that same twist once upon a time. It was for a carving and really made the whole piece. Thanks for sharing!

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

View tuffruss's profile

tuffruss

38 posts in 2529 days


#3 posted 03-22-2013 04:40 AM

The Craftsman Router-Crafter will do it. It’s no longer made but they show up in E-Bay and Craigs list.

View Ken90712's profile

Ken90712

17575 posts in 3335 days


#4 posted 03-22-2013 08:09 AM

What a great project….. Well done…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Dave G's profile

Dave G

332 posts in 2195 days


#5 posted 03-22-2013 09:29 AM

I remember a Roy Underhill episode that gives the principles for doing this by hand. It involves first tracing a spiral line with pencil then progressively deeper using carving tools using previous pass as guide. I think it was called “Barley Twist.”

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

View michelletwo's profile

michelletwo

2756 posts in 3162 days


#6 posted 03-22-2013 09:46 AM

great to see someone do this with handtools and hootspa! Good for you. Great spindles.

View Spoontaneous's profile

Spoontaneous

1334 posts in 3477 days


#7 posted 03-22-2013 11:51 AM

I suppose that is a solid way for learning to do something….. by doing it. Those spindles look very consistent and I bet it took quite a while to do…. or at least, it would have taken me a very long time. Nice work!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

32083 posts in 3013 days


#8 posted 03-22-2013 12:53 PM

These look really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

View DeLayne Peck's profile

DeLayne Peck

587 posts in 2348 days


#9 posted 03-22-2013 02:44 PM

Great job! Makes me want to get my long neglected Router Crafter out of storage.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

View jap's profile

jap

1251 posts in 2201 days


#10 posted 03-22-2013 04:54 PM

great job they look very nice

-- Joel

View Diggerjacks's profile

Diggerjacks

2270 posts in 3285 days


#11 posted 03-23-2013 07:30 PM

Hello

Great work with a lot of sanding I suppose …..

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

View Fishinbo's profile

Fishinbo

11362 posts in 2322 days


#12 posted 03-25-2013 02:51 PM

Wow! Great job on the mighty spindles! You took the challenge and came out a success.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com