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    Article: How I Make Spiral or Twisted Finials


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    Richard, Great little tutorial, I will have to give it a try. Thanks Dick Wilson

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    Richard,

    Fantastic tutorial! Thanks for providing it.

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    Wow Richard...Super effort and the always epic results!!

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    WOW Richard, you do beautiful work, Thanks for the tutorial!

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    What a great job!!!
    You make it look easy. Your results are beautiful.

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    Great tutorial. Any idea how long this one would take you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny means View Post
    Great tutorial. Any idea how long this one would take you?
    I can tell you I'm not fast at these. I would guess 2-3 hours, although I've never timed it. The sanding is most time consuming and the most monotonous. I'll walk away after sanding for awhile and work on something else. The shameful thing is I have heard from people who have watched Stuart Mortimer complete one in 45 minutes!!

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    Richard...Nice job on the Tutorial. Great detail....enough that even I might be capable of doing one of these!! Thanks.

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    Richard, I am working on a piece and decided to put a spiral final on it. I used your method of drilling the holes. I sure save a lot of time with the Dremel

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    Oh you can bet I'm gonna do that!!!! I stopped in my tracks when I saw this. Maybe I'll give it a whirl next week. I'll post it when I do. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love it.

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    Richard,

    Thank you for taking the time to put this together and share it with the group.

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    Actually couldn't wait. I started tonight. Made good progress until the battery died. I'll be back on it tomorrow. So far so good thanks to your tutorial.

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    Very clear and useful tutorial. Thanks for the effort in putting this together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick Wilson View Post
    Richard, I am working on a piece and decided to put a spiral final on it. I used your method of drilling the holes. I sure save a lot of time with the Dremel
    There was one picture I could not get uploaded for some reason...it was of the carbide burr I use and highly recommend. Made by Kutzall, BN-18-E. They also have others that might be suitable. As Stuart Mortimer would say, "now that you know how, it's a matter of practice". Good luck, and don't get discouraged.

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