Archive for January 3rd, 2013

I really love the profile of the wood balusters below.   Most of the baluster requests we get are for barley twists.  This particular customer had something a little different in mind.  He picked out the baluster profile from an image of a job we had done previously and decided to go with a rope twist instead of a barley twist.  I really like the way they came out.  The customer is in the New England area and installed them himself.  If you’re not sure of the difference between a rope twist and a barley twist you can view a previous blog post on the subject here:  Barley vs. Rope.   Please note:  Sanding has not been completed.

Rope Twist Balusters

Rope Twist Balusters

 

 

 

One of my customers needed several replacement balusters for her stair project in New York. After sending me an original, we carefully made a CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawing and then had the templates cut by a local company with a laser CNC (Computer Numeric Control) machine. You should be able to see the 8 lighter colored balusters near the bottom of the stairway.  If memory serves me these were crafted from cherry.  After finishing the balusters should blend in quite well.

baluster reproduction

baluster reproduction

Large Wood Turning

 

This is the result of having too much time on your hands.  The sectional vase came about during the winter of 2012 when works tends to slow down.  I began looking at some Youtube videos of what others had done (with too much time on there hands).  The vase is made from gluing 28 rings of twelve pieces.  After making the 28 rings I then glued them together in groups of four (seven groups of four).  After mounting the first group on the lathe I turned the outside of the group and then the inside.  After finishing the first group I then added the second group and repeated the process.
This is certainly not the thing that I normally do and would probably go into bankruptcy if I continued to pursue this line of work.  Nevertheless it was enjoyable and will make a nice addition to my home .

large sectional vase

large sectional vase

Large Sectional Vase

Large Sectional Vase