Fret spandrels & balusters

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Project by grosa posted 04-06-2013 08:24 PM 3141 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This fret work was all made from Poplar, primed with oil base primer and painted with latex paint. The handrail is three pieces of 3/4” x 3” Poplar laminated together. The screen door is 1” thick Poplar.

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 08:58 PM

Pretty darn cool looking !

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#2 posted 04-06-2013 09:59 PM

Thanks Woodwrecker.

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 02:07 AM

So much talent , my friend !! They’re all beautiful examples of a true Craftsman : )

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 01:27 PM

Do you cut each piece for the handrail or do you make a pattern and use a router to mass produce? The look is great either way!!!

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 01:42 PM

Very nice work. All of these look great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 04:05 PM

Thank you Dusty.
Belg1960 I made a template for the baluster on a scroll saw and cut them all out on an inverted pin router.It takes me about an hour to make the template and it takes about 3 minutes to cut one out on the pin router. The hand rail and shoe molding was milled on a William & hussy molder. I plowed a 3/4” on the bottom of the hand rail to accept the balusters then nailed on the shoe molding at the bottom.
helluvawreck thank you.

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 09:06 PM

Very Nice!

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#8 posted 04-09-2013 04:46 PM

They are very pretty. They made the house more attractive and beautiful. Outstanding work!

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#9 posted 04-12-2013 09:18 PM

Thanks for the info. Sounds like you worked it out the right way. Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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