Antique Radio Restoration
Replicate 4 dials/knobs for an antique radio restoration. Client was able to purchase new hardware for the inside of the knobs, but needed the outside wooden knob portion.
Knobs must be made from walnut
The new hardware must fit into the new wooden knobs
No finish required
Sand to 220 grit
This project was very involved. It required making 5 different jigs, in addition to using a lathe, turning tools, calibers, metal ruler, band saw, spindle sander, and carving tools.
1909 Front Porch Replacement Spindles
I was commissioned to make 4 replacement spindles for this 1909 front porch. The spindle were made of Cypress, which is a very good outside wood. I did not use a duplicator when making this spindle. Nor was suppose to paint the spindles.
In the bottom picture, the original spindle is on the left and one of the ones I turning is on the right.
And in the picture below, are the 5 spindles that I turned with one as a prototype. The other spindle in this picture is original to the house and what I used to duplicate the spindles by hand.
This is the email that I reserved after completing the job.
I finally installed the several beautiful spindles that you turned for me. Those new spindles are works of art...your artistry. They fit in perfectly with the the old spindles. Your excellent work played a major part in restoring my 1909 front porch.
Thank you again,