Making Stair Balusters on the Lathe - Free demo!

Join us for a fun and informative lathe demo--how to turn custom stair balusters! Our resident wood turning expert, Ben Cabot, will demonstrate the basics of spindle-style turning on the lathe using stair balusters as an example.

If you've ever had to find replacements for missing wooden balusters on a staircase, you know it can be difficult--and expensive--to find a match. We have a better solution: do it yourself. With a little training on the lathe, you can save a lot of time and money.

Need a few balusters? This meetup's for you!

Don't care about balusters? Come by anyway to see the lathe in action, check out the studio, and meet other members of our group.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Ben was a great teacher and very articulate...makesville is a great space and I look forward to checking it out again real soon.
    Thanks Robin for putting this together.

    June 2, 2009

  • estelle tsantes

    Seeing what a lathe could do interested me. However, I don't think I'll be making stair balusters anytime soon. But then the bowls that were shown as examples of what a lathe could do were beautiful. Learning to make bowls on a lathe could definitely be something that would appeal to me.

    June 2, 2009

  • Robyn

    Ben did a great demonstration (despite some technical difficulties) of spindle-style turning with good Q&A from the participants. Thanks for coming everyone!

    June 1, 2009

  • Jim Arendt

    hey robin: i thought it was good. i've watched a lot of david marks and norm turning but it was fun to see in person and be exposed to what goes on with the speed, dust, etc.

    I like the studio a lot. it's a great space and i will continue to follow the offerings.

    Thanks very much.

    Jim Arendt

    June 1, 2009

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