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Project by Roger Strautman posted 01-10-2010 01:12 PM 1868 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past week I had a local lumber company contact me about turning 4 handrail posts and 4 dresser legs. They supplied to glue up pieces for both projects.

For the 22” H. turned handrail post they needed 4 halves made out of poplar so I had them glue up two pieces for turning that had paper, you can see that they used a piece of blueprint paper, glued in the center between the halves of each piece to be turned. Now after I turned them I could separate them by running a chisel down the paper joint.

The dresser legs made of maple and are 3 1/2” H. turned with a spigot on the ends for mounting.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 01-10-2010 05:28 PM

Great job. Congrats on the commision. Great idea on the paper. Looks a lot easier then trying to saw them in half after turning.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#2 posted 01-10-2010 05:45 PM

Great job Roger:

Glad you are still having fun.

How did the show go on you latest carving.

Is that a cork floor and how do you like it and does it hold up well.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Roger Strautman

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#3 posted 01-10-2010 07:46 PM

My last large chip carving only received a second but only because the judges had no idea how to judge chip carving.

No Karson that isn’t a cork floor but I would like to try one sometime.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#4 posted 01-10-2010 09:10 PM

Great Job 1st of all. Now is the poplar post for exterior or interior use?


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#5 posted 01-10-2010 09:59 PM

Fred, to be honest with you I have no idea but I would guess outside.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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