Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

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Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Postby Rcnewcomb » Tue May 28, 2019 1:57 am

Held two 2x4s with a round disk on each end and machined them on the rotary to end up with two half or split columns. This way it appears you have pieces with undercuts. I was very conservative on the rounding for this one so the total cut time was just under 28 minutes. I can probably get this down to 15 minutes, i.e. about 7.5 minutes per split column piece.
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Re: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Postby jimwill2 » Tue May 28, 2019 3:00 am

Nice work!
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Re: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Postby Bobtail Farm » Thu May 30, 2019 10:21 am

+1, and thanks for the method of work.
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Re: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Postby TReischl » Thu May 30, 2019 1:19 pm

Nicely done Russ!

There is a technique you can use that turners use quite often.

Put a piece of wrapping paper (or a paper bag works well) between them with some glue. That will hold them together nicely while turning yet allow them to be split apart easily when finished.

I really like your disc technique and I am going to put that in my bag of tricks for plain old turning.
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Re: Half/Split columns using two 2x4s

Postby Martin Reid » Thu May 30, 2019 2:28 pm

Dear Randall

Looks good (and quick)

For those without 'rotary' or a 5th axis - it is possible to make columns from flat stock and an 18mm Radius Cutter. But not quick!

Sincerely and in good faith

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Setting Out

known position on bed

Slowly step round the piece

until ¼ round and fluted

Glue them together in halves

Then glue the halves
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