I assume the one on the right is the original and the group are the replacements? Way to go Chas!!! A couple of years ago I turned some knobs for a lady that had her grandmother's chest of drawers and the family had looked for years but couldn't find the right style to match. I turned three for her and man was I a hero!! Felt good and she paid me more than I would have charged.
God and family, the rest is icing on the cake.
I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place.
Premier Bovine Scatologist
Host of the 2015 FAMILY WOODWORKING GATHERING
Nicely done Chas! I think turning multiples is one of the most difficult forms of turning. Any one can turn "one" with a little freedom of design alternatives available.
I recently said no to a request from my wife for some finials. One would be fine. But six identical turned out to be very difficult. Six, all original, would be fun and easy.
"Folks is funny critters."
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire
Chas those look great. I have to agree with others that duplicating free hand is difficult. I had a lady restoring some antique chairs that I had to make 7 spindles for different places on these chairs. She was ecstatic about them but I wasn't. Of woodturners are our own worst critics.
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.
Thing I've found, is not to be too critical with hand turned dimensions, the odd mm or so (1/32" for you folks ) in the minor features does not show in reality when the individual pieces are spaced well apart, if they are spindles closely spaced, selecting the most similar to sit adjacent to each other works most of the time.
Way to go, you wascally wabbit! Be carefull what you wish for.
Bruce Shiverdecker - Retired Starving Artist ( No longer a Part timer at Woodcraft, Peoria, Il.)
"The great thing about turning is that all you have to do is remove what's not needed and you have something beautiful. Nature does the hard part!"
I wasted 10 bf of wood, got hit several times, trying to turn 2 knobs, and the knobs I turned were so simple. I think turning identical things on the lathe by hand has to be a talent that only comes with tons and tons of practice.
I decided if I turn anything for furniture as in knobs or legs, Im going to make sure the room has poor lighting.
those are beautiful.
My shopsmith as a lathe duplicator available as an accessory.
I have no clue as to how it would work though.
Those are beautiful Chas.
Faith, Hope & Charity