Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: South of the Erie Lake, Ohio
Drive spur center and old spindels
Hello everyone! I'm newly registered but have been reading for some time now. I have a restoration business and focus on wood related projects.
We are working on a turn of the century home, specifically the foyer. The stairway ballasters need some attention.
I'm thinking it would be easiest to sand these old spindles to remove the varnish and some of the nicks acquired over the years. I want to do this using a wood lathe, and the process should go pretty quick.
The problem is the center in the drive spur is smaller than the old center hole in the spindle. Is there a way (jig, shim, ?) I can make that will allow me to use a lathe for this task?
The spindle hole is a bit over a ¼”.