Barley Twist Newel Posts

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Project by Les Hastings posted 341 days ago 1605 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These open barley twist posts are made from alder, They are 7 1/2” square. I’ve made about 12 or 14 of these so far for a local contractor. Done on a Legacy Ornamental Mill.

Thanks for looking!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#1 posted 341 days ago

Now we’re talking !

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#2 posted 341 days ago

Amazing! Nice work! What does one of those cost to buy? Just curious.

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#3 posted 341 days ago

Outstanding a+++++

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#4 posted 341 days ago

I’d love to see a “how to” overview. Those are amazing!

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#5 posted 341 days ago

Really awesome work

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#6 posted 341 days ago


Those are really hefty! They must weigh a ton! Do you do a reverse twist, too, for the other side? For what are they used? How big of a post can you lathe on that Legacy?

Thanks for sharing.


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#7 posted 341 days ago

Those are so cool! I’ll bet the staircase will look awsome with them.

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#8 posted 341 days ago

I have no idea how you did that but they are beautiful!

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#10 posted 340 days ago

Amazing, well done

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#11 posted 340 days ago

WOW!!! incredible!!

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#12 posted 340 days ago

OK, I’ll bite … Router Crafter ?
did I win ???
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#13 posted 340 days ago

That’s one hullava machine you have. Very interesting spirals.

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#14 posted 340 days ago

Les, your work is on another level. These are fantastic.

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#15 posted 340 days ago

Hey Thanks everyone!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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