Walnut Newel Posts

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Project by Les Hastings posted 05-19-2013 01:39 AM 2195 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Custom hand shaped walnut newel posts. Hand scraped beads, hand carved and stippled back grounds on the caps. One half post and one full post with a curved handrail. The handrail is a custom shape and is 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”, the posts are 4 1/2” square.

Thanks for looking!

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

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#1 posted 05-19-2013 01:53 AM

Beautiful work Les another one of your projects that shows your great talent.

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#2 posted 05-19-2013 02:01 AM

Beautiful. It’s good to see a fine woodworker engaging in commerce, while still creating works of art.

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#3 posted 05-19-2013 02:11 AM


We’ve been missing your work here. We suppose you’ve been awfully busy. I just drew up the design for the newel posts I want my husband to lathe, but they’re certainly nothing like yours. So now he asked if I’ve changed my mind on how I want them made. I don’t want to wait another year or two to get them, so I think I’ll stick with the simpler design. ;-) (And they’re for an investment property so we’d have to double the price to cover the cost of holding it another couple of years to get the posts done!)

Yours are really spectacular. What will the spindles look like? Are you making those, too? We can’t begin to imagine the time and talent involved to make something so beautiful.


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#4 posted 05-19-2013 03:24 AM

very cool … always impressed by your work

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#5 posted 05-19-2013 04:51 AM

I don’t get on here that much anymore, just because life gets in the way. But sometimes posts like this makes me glad I did. Hahaha. They all are amazing! It’s always great to see your work!

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#6 posted 05-19-2013 10:45 AM

Fantastic and very nice work

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#7 posted 05-19-2013 01:40 PM

It ’s about time brother! Once again, brilliant designs superbly executed. Always on the lookout for your posts. Keepem’ coming… Max

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#8 posted 05-19-2013 01:47 PM

That’s very nice work. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 05-19-2013 08:51 PM

Wow, very nice.

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#10 posted 05-20-2013 12:10 AM

Hey Thanks everyone!

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

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