|Forum topic by ghazard||posted 06-03-2010 03:06 PM||1800 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-03-2010 03:06 PM
I’m an planning a project that will need a large dowel…really a pole…about 1.5”-2” in dia about 6ft long. It needs stability in its straightness and strength as it will be slightly top heavy when finished…and I don’t know what wood species yet. likely Cherry or Walnut…but maybe even mahogany.
It will be the pole in the processional cross for our church so the entire length of the pole will be visible. Ideally, I let the design and colors I need to match pick the wood and then I come up with a way to get a pole in that species. (as opposed to letting my selection of poles drive the decision.) Is there a source anywhere for this?
I’ve been contemplating laminating two 4/4 strips about 2” wide, then using a large round-over bit on the corners. That would make a pole with a rounded square shape. Which would be OK with the design I have going but I don’t have a feel if that would yield a sturdy pole or not…? seems like it would flex…?
Any help or suggestions with this would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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