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Blog series by Sawdustonmyshoulder updated 02-20-2015 01:29 AM 3 parts 64845 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Making the 'Stands'

02-01-2015 11:46 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 7 comments »

As they say, ‘Necessity is the Mother of Invention’ and you, the woodworker, knows that fact the best. I have a little job where I am going to make 4 finials for a mahogany antique bed. I tried to buy some pre-made finials online but I couldn’t find any that matched the size and the style. Besides, the finials I found were maple and I just don’t want to try to match the finish already in the hole of trying to make maple look like mahogany. I have a set of Easy Wo...

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Part 2: Turned the Finials.

02-08-2015 09:11 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 3 comments »

Developed the method of attaching the template to the base. Simple 1/4” dowels in holes in base and template. Using the tools on stands, I turned the finials. I did use my other lathe to rough out the blanks to round, cut a tenon for the chuck, rough in the square shoulders using a parting tool, and rough out some of the waste with a roughing gouge. I did use the tailstock for safety when turning using the duplicator. I sanded the finials to 220 grit and trimmed off the to...

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Part 3: Final Testing and Some Adjustments

02-20-2015 01:29 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 0 comments »

I found in my testing that I need to offset the EWT Finisher from the blank about 1/16 inch. I made a new ‘follower’ using a 1/2 inch washer. This washer offset the cutter all the way around. Using the EWT Detailer that is set to cut equal to the pattern, I make the final pass on the finial. Here are some images of the testing on a finial project. Check out my blog on a great finishing helper using a DVD container. I also have a project with a step by step ...

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