For the August 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Temple Blackwood discussed a recent project he completed for a client that involved turning 8 similar copies of a complex baluster needed for a historical staircase restoration.
During the past year and a half, much to my delight, customers from all over the country overwhelmed my email and website looking for someone willing to make an assortment of house parts, balusters, finials, newel posts, and porch post replacements. The compulsion to stay safely home and keep busy clearly led many people to tackle delayed maintenance projects of repairs, replacements, and restoration. This, in turn, created a higher demand for architectural turnings and a welcomed load of new jobs in my shop that occasionally stressed the creative challenges for packaging, shipping, and delivery.
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