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Wall Unit Blog #2: Making the End Columns

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This is part 2 in a 2 part series: Wall Unit Blog

  1. Wall Unit Slideshow
  2. Making the End Columns

Building the Columns for the ends.
Another Slideshow

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

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slideshow for the columns not working.
Working on it,  Is it working now?

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Yep. 

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

nice slide show. loved your technique making those.
+1. Truly amazing work.

Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

Very nice presentation and very nice columns. Birdsmouth joints are great fo4 this kind of thing as well as making lightweight hollow masts for sailboats.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Thanks,  
When I designed the job, I didn't think I was going to even get it.
Let alone had any idea how or where I would find columns like that.

I've always told everybody when they ask if I can make something....sure,  no problem.
Then go home and scratch my head asking myself why the hell I just told them that.  lol

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Very nice presentation and very nice columns. Birdsmouth joints are great fo4 this kind of thing as well as making lightweight hollow masts for sailboats.
Thanks Shipwright,  I think making these were one of my favorite builds.
The birdsmouth joint only made sense to me.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Bently, nice job on the columns, really like the way you are putting this post in a slide show, something to think about. Well done.

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Wow. I never would have thought of making a column this exact way. This is what makes this site so amazing. I thought I knew a lot about woodworking, but EVERY time I open a project I learn something new. I love to learn new ways of doing things. I was pretty much self taught so to see how others tackle tasks is amazing. I stopped and backed up the video on making those columns many times to grasp the "why did he do that". Then towards the end the router jig answered my final question. Nice work. Have you ever thought about doing this professionally? haha
ShipWright mentioned the birdsmouth for sailing mast, I have read a number of books about boat building and read that. But using the router I never thought of, was thinking a large bed lathe.

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