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How to carve or turn a pier. Help appreciated

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Wood Turner with a large lathe capable of turning 8 oak discs from 600mm diameter X 100mm to 300mm X 100mm to make a pier (see enclosed photograph).
I'm hoping to replicate Roker Pier in Sunderland because this has great sentimental attachment with my family who have spent much time fishing from this beautiful piece of architecture.

I'm assuming that it would be difficult to find a machine to accommodate the whole piece and think it would be easier to be done in separate pieces (discs) although I'm not sure whether the beautiful curve will look as good is completed this way.

I purchased the lamp for the top of the lighthouse over 10 years ago and have been searching for someone to carve or turn the lighthouse shape ever since. I'm nearing 60 and I haven't seen too well lately which has prompted me to get this job finished before I am!

I don't know whether you have seen the documentary series "Sunderland till I die" on Netflix, well this has become a case of "Sunderland pier before I die"!

Any help, advice or ideas very much appreciated.

Harvey Cowe

Roker Pier.jpg

Roker Pier2.jpg


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Thought it was a typo at first, but your def right its not a fruit.

No idea how to do it but interested to see the stages and finished article.

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Right down to the finest detail a CNC router would knock that out in less than 30/60 minutes,I will email a mate off another forum as he has one 👍



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