Spiral spindles

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Project by rrdesigns posted 391 days ago 1201 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

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#1 posted 391 days ago

Those look really difficult to make freehand. Nice job.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 391 days ago

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 391 days ago

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 391 days ago

What a great project….. Well done…

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

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#5 posted 391 days ago

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 391 days ago

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

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#7 posted 391 days ago

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 391 days ago

These look really nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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 391 days ago

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 390 days ago

great job they look very nice

-- Joel

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#11 posted 389 days ago


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 388 days ago

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

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