Don's Battle Station

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Hello everyone, one more quick update for the day and I promise that"s it.
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I decided to put a handrail around the one hatch on the upper deck so I needed to make some columns the following is a quick show as to how I do it.
I milled some lumber down to 4.5 x 4.5 mm, marked off where the rounding off would start and end.

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Using the cutting tool on the lathe I rounded off in between the lines. I should mention that the end that is in the chuck has been rounded off using a 1" belt sander as you cannot put square objects into a three jaw chuck.

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Once rounded off I used my Perma Grit files to do the tapering. These files maybe a little expensive but they are worth it as they do a wonderful job(the handle is hand made and does not come with the files)

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The round end I was talking about is then cut off. From here it goes inside and is sanded to it's final length using the Byrnes disc sander. The table saw is a Proxxon, I bought this before I heard about the Byrnes line of tools ROTF. LOL

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and here is the final product

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Stairs were installedIMG_3239.jpgIMG_3240.jpgIMG_3241.jpg

And with that we will call this complete!!

Thanks so much for following along and I hope to see you on my next journey

Take Care
 
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I was just gonna put a simple rope hand rail around my stairs... you guys with your “hop ups”... LOL... Awesome job. I guess this means I need to finish my build.. Ok, right after my Patrick Henry is done..
 
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Question, what would it have looked like if the last cannon had been in the rear position, as it looks when it is charged, I have not seen it before, it would have been exciting to see what it looks like, most often the cannons are displayed in attack position, greeting -
 
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