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#1 posted 03-21-2013 09:39 PM
Those look really difficult to make freehand. Nice job.
-- Allen, Colorado
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#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.
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#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.
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#4 posted 03-22-2013 08:09 AM
What a great project….. Well done…
-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"
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#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
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#6 posted 03-22-2013 09:46 AM
great to see someone do this with handtools and hootspa! Good for you. Great spindles.
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#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)
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#8 posted 03-22-2013 12:53 PM
These look really nice. Congratulations.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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#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. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.
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#10 posted 03-22-2013 04:54 PM
great job they look very nice
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#11 posted 03-23-2013 07:30 PM
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
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#12 posted 03-25-2013 02:51 PM
Wow! Great job on the mighty spindles! You took the challenge and came out a success.
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