Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Florida Panhandle
Help! Need Chair Arm Spindles
I am making a chair for one of my granddaughters. I need 4 spindles that go between the arms and the seat.
The problem is that I cannot find the size that I need. I need spindles that are 5 3/4" from the end of the turning to the end of the turning. NOT including tenon length. I can find this size including tenon length. I want these to be in oak as the rest of the chair is oak.
I have two alternatives if I cannot find what I want. I can either lower the arm by about 3/4" and use the spindles that I find or I can just use dowels. I prefer not to do either. I found a place that will make custom for $10.00 plus shipping. I just do not think it is worth that.
I have bought some oversize spindles with the thought that I might be able to modify them. However, as I am not a turner I find the job not possible.
By the way, I found that a 4 1/2" grinder with a 40 grit followed by an 80 grit sandpaper DISK is great for making the round indention in the seat bottom. However, there is no dust collection system in the world that will collect the dust from this operation. DO IT IN THE OPEN!
All leads appreciated.