Duplicate Spindles by Hand
Getting good results at turned copies doesn't mean they all have to be exactly alike
When a project requires turning multiple matching spindles, this method for duplicating spindles by hand will results in finished parts with crisp edges, according to Kim Carleton Graves. The design he selected here has four elements that make it particularly challenging; a drawing in the article shows why. To do them, make a pattern, mill the blanks, transfer the pattern to the blanks, and turn the work; Graves shows how to do every step. Determine a cutting sequence for the turning, and finish the work on the lathe.
From Fine Woodworking #142