Recently I have turned three stair poles for my friend who had brought an original pole as a template. The wood was elm. They are 96 cm long and 7.5 cm in diameter. I used my lathe duplicator and it took me a while to set it up. I need more jobs like that to be faster! I did the beads by hand, though. It was nice work and I am glad that I have this duplicator and I am able to do a small-scale production.