I’m a native of Colorado. I’m a farm boy that went to school to get a degree in Industrial Arts and Education but ended up a woodworker and cabinetmaker for over 40 years. I have been turning for 30 years. Most of my experience is spindle turnings for architectural applications. I have done work in high end kitchens, hotels, restaurants, retail store fixtures, pattern making, churches, and furniture. I get my inspiration from architectural details of old buildings as well as antique furniture. Turning bowls and platters is just as fun. I get great pleasure from turning most anything. With some of my turning I use an ornamental mill to create spindles with details that look like rope or barley twist.

Column Table

Randy Olander

Build a table with a single center column. Incorporating an all-thread bolt into the column to secure the top and base or legs to the column. How to insert the all-thread into the column without boring a whole will be covered. This will create a table with a top and base that will not become loose over time.