Custom Wood Furniture / handmade in Wichita, Kansas
Had a chance to put a porch rail section together today. It’s been slow going but I am starting to see the end. I have bought enough pine for 30 more posts. Because I am not using a duplicator the posts are close but not exact copies by no means. I have learned a lot about turning with this project. I will be using my skew chisel on the next thirty. I found that a skew helps me keep my post diameter consistent much easier than the spindle gouge. I welcome any statements from experienced turners. I have owned my lathe less than two years, its still pretty new to me. I ruined at least 20 posts teaching myself how to turn them. Even with that , we saved well over a couple thousand dollars doing it ourselves. I have also developed pretty good sharpening skills along the way. Its taking a long time but all in all its a lot of fun. Hope to have more done next weekend. I will also add my first video at the end of this project.