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                               Determining the cost of your spindle and other parts.

The formula for calculating one spindle.
(Machine Cost) plus (Wood Cost)
The cost is determined by the length and width (at the widest point) of the spindle. The Machine Cost and Wood Cost has two Charts. The length and or the width of the spindle. The Machine Cost is calculated by the width of the spindle. Example: Look at Machine Cost Chart. A spindle that measures 1 1/4" in width has a cost of $11.75. or a spindle that measures a width 5/8" has a cost of $11.05.  Write the cost down as the Machine Cost.
Next is the Wood Cost. This requires the entire length of the spindle and width (at the widest point) of the spindle. The Wood Chart has the width of the spindle on the left side. You have already determined the width. look for your width.
Example: Look at the Wood Cost Chart. With a spindle width of 1 1/4" you will find it in row 2. 
Measure the length of the spindle including the tenons that fit in the holes. The length of the spindle in the chart is at the top of the chart.
Example: Look at the Wood cost Chart. If the spindle length is 11" that will be in column 2, Write it down .
Calculating the cost is easy.
Example: The Machine Cost for a spindle 1 1/4" in width is $11.75 and the Wood Cost for a spindle 11/4" by 11" is located in the intersection between row 2 and column 2 which is $14.80. Add 11.75 plus 14.80 which equals 26.65. This is the cost for one spindle 11" x 1 1/4". Machine Cost plus Wood Cost.
As always if you can't figure out the formula, fill out the contact form with the spindle size of your spindle and I will send an estimate and I will determine it for you. Please no fluting or Barley twists, We do not have the equipment to do that type of applications on spindles.
See cost page for more details.

Spindle Installation. When you receive your spindle its almost ready for installation.
Spindle Tenons:
The tenons are the important part of the spindle. Most of the time the spindles are slightly thicker then the hole it is going in. You need to take sand paper and reduce the size only if needed. Hold the paper between your fingers and rotate the spindle so the tenon stays round wile sanding. Don't be to concerned if there is stain on the tenon. Glue will still adhere to the tenon.

The tenons will be longer then the depth of the hole in most cases where the tenons are missing during turning the duplicate. In this case you need to take a saw and trim the tenons off to fit the depth of the hole. The length should be slightly shorter then the hole so the glue has a place to go when inserting the tenon in the hole.

Gluing your Spindle:

Gluing the spindle tenons is easy. Apply glue around the tenon. A thin coating will do. Do the same for the hole. Make sure the hole is clean from glue and dirt. Insert the spindle top and bottom. No clamping is necessary. If the chair is so racked that the spindle pops out of the holes then a clamp is needed.

Your Done. You have a spindle from the beautiful Mahoning Valley of Pennsylvania. Made by hand and most importantly made in America. Enjoy our Craftsmanship.

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