Crabtree Woodworks

Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas

My first turned fluted column

I have had a few days off. This has given me time to get my shop organized and get a lathe I bought months ago setup on the back wall. My friend Dean who passed away recently, gave me a fun little gizmo called a router crafter. This thing was sold at Sears in the 70’s. It is basically an indexing device that makes fluting fairly easy. Got some cheap pine 4*4s to practice on. Kinda had to teach myself how to use it since it didn’t come with instructions. Well I  am excited, because my wife has wanted me to redo our fireplace downstairs with Victorian columns and carving and such. I wanted to make everything myself.  So with a bit of turning practice, maybe I can fulfill her dream. Happy New Year everyone!!!

Man- Lathes sure do make a lot of dust.


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