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robbo266317
25th Sep 2009, 04:49 PM
I know this is going to be a dumb question, but, are table end finials made and then cut down the center, or are two pieces of wood joined and turned at the same time? :?

dai sensei
25th Sep 2009, 04:57 PM
Normally joined using paper and glue. The glue line is later split through the paper after turning.

robbo266317
25th Sep 2009, 05:01 PM
So simple, Thanks Neil.

RETIRED
25th Sep 2009, 07:02 PM
We do the former.

robbo266317
26th Sep 2009, 08:27 AM
We do the former.

So you would run them through a bandsaw?

RETIRED
26th Sep 2009, 03:55 PM
So you would run them through a bandsaw?Yes. We normally fit a rail down the sides so that they stay straight and square and rip them in half.

Sand the bandsaw cuts to neaten them up.

robbo266317
28th Sep 2009, 01:19 PM
OK, Thanks .