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Project by Underdog posted 12-03-2018 05:21 PM 797 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a little commission job here. (A couple $100 closer to my new Table Saw.)

Two Poplar Newel posts, 7” to 5” diameters, and 36” long. See the original in white. The customer wanted to add 10” to it to make it 36”.
You can also see the raw blank next to the original post, and one of the 45-ed blanks on the lathe. (Colt Stratos)

Took over twice as long as estimated (6 hr).
Took me 5 hours just to prep and glue the blanks, and another 8 hours to 45 the corners, fit a loose tenon, and then turn it down to specifications.

But it was a satisfying job. Turned out well I thought.
If I had to do it over, I’d look at the aspect ratio and curve the tapered part. But it’s done and delivered. Yay!

And boy howdy that shop is a MESS!

-- Jim, Georgia, USA





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 07:27 PM

They look great to me!
Too bad there isn’t a way to collect all those chips, huh?
Thanks for sharing.

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 08:40 PM

Sweet, what table saw are you saving for?

-- Vince

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#3 posted 12-03-2018 11:09 PM

Wow, what are these for? Looks like a serious shape to turn.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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Underdog

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#4 posted 12-03-2018 11:21 PM



Sweet, what table saw are you saving for?

- Vince

Vince,

TSTMNBM – The Saw That Must Not Be Mentioned.

Lest the haters come out of the woodwork. ;-)

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Underdog

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#5 posted 12-03-2018 11:22 PM



Wow, what are these for? Looks like a serious shape to turn.

- bobasaurus

I’m told they are newel posts. I doubt I’ll see the installation though.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#6 posted 12-04-2018 03:53 AM

Congrats on the commission. Anything that helps out to bring in tools to the shop.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 12-04-2018 04:52 AM

Well done, great work.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#8 posted 12-04-2018 01:23 PM

Looks great. Just curious is that a solid or hollow in the middle?

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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Underdog

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#9 posted 12-04-2018 03:12 PM



Looks great. Just curious is that a solid or hollow in the middle?

- MikeDilday

Solid. Took 32 board feet, and I used every bit of it. Well, except for the 4” of woodchips on the floor.
Could explain why my shoulders are a little sore.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#10 posted 12-04-2018 03:16 PM


Looks great. Just curious is that a solid or hollow in the middle?

- MikeDilday

Solid. Took 32 board feet, and I used every bit of it. Well, except for the 4” of woodchips on the floor.
Could explain why my shoulders are a little sore.

- Underdog

Thanks

-- Michael Dilday, Suffolk, Va.

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