Stop fluted quarter columns

HSteier

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I have made fluted corner columns by hand using the method that Jeff Headley had previously outlined. I made a holding jig to secure the column and then made a device to hold a scraper that would be indexed on the holding jig and would run the scraper down the column to final depth of the flute. Then reposition the scraper and do the next flute. It goes surprisingly quickly. My question is how to make stop fluted columns. Do you use a scraper shaped to the stopped flute and run the entire flute, then carve out the portion that is not stopped? Do you try to make two scrapers one the full flute and one the stopped flute? I foresee problems doing it this way as the scrapers would have to be separately aligned in the holder to give a straight flute which I believe would be very dicey.
All help appreciated.

Howard Steier
 

HSteier

Well-known member
I have made fluted corner columns by hand using the method that Jeff Headley had previously outlined. I made a holding jig to secure the column and then made a device to hold a scraper that would be indexed on the holding jig and would run the scraper down the column to final depth of the flute. Then reposition the scraper and do the next flute. It goes surprisingly quickly. My question is how to make stop fluted columns. Do you use a scraper shaped to the stopped flute and run the entire flute, then carve out the portion that is not stopped? Do you try to make two scrapers one the full flute and one the stopped flute? I foresee problems doing it this way as the scrapers would have to be separately aligned in the holder to give a straight flute which I believe would be very dicey.
All help appreciated.
QuartHoward St
 

HSteier

Well-known member
Well I have not gotten any response so I experimented myself. I found that I could make a flute scraper by grinding a jigsaw blade and lo and behold the U shaped top was the right size for the bead in the steierh46
 

HSteier

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To continue the top of the jigsaw blade was just the right size for the bead. I would scrape the flute and then carefully align the bead end of the scraper with the previously scraped flute and tighten it in the holder. Worked like a charm. It just took a little time to get the alignment correct.
My only problem now is that my wife has informed me that we don't have any room for more furniture in our house. I guess that's why there are storage units.
 

HSteier

Well-known member
To continue the top of the jigsaw blade was just the right size for the bead. I would scrape the flute and then carefully align the bead end of the scraper with the previously scraped flute and tighten it in the holder. Worked like a charm. It just took a little time to get the alignment correct.
My only problem now is that my wife has informed me that we don't have any room for more furniture in our house. I guess that's why there are storage units.

could you add some photos?
 
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