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Step 1: Materials and Tools
This instructable was merely a dream 11 months ago when I was preparing my Christmas tree to be a crappie bed. Hope you enjoy
A 14" piece of Leland Cyprus
80,110,&220 grit sandpaper
Step 2: Chop and Shape
I wanted to make a non traditional spinal. Started off by cutting off all those pesky limbs.
Setup on the lathe and make a blank. Now gradually making the shape and leaving the top to make a hanger hole later on.
Step 3: Cutting the Hanger
First cut parrallel cuts to taper down. Cut out circle 90degrees from this. Center drill a 1/2" hole and sand sand sand!!!
Step 4: Varnish
Lightly rub varnish on and off with a tshirt. And present to the family.
Step 5: Voilà
Looks like I'm gonna be on the "knotty list".