Spiral spindles

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Project by rrdesigns posted 03-21-2013 08:26 PM 2360 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 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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Dave G

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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 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 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.

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

great job they look very nice

-- Joel

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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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