View Full Version : Production Run Bead Turning.

25th Dec 2009, 04:27 AM
I am after 200 hard wooden beads of the design shown in the picture.

I'd be happy to make 10 of them if I had too - but 200 would be better done by someone who is geared up to spit them out..

Does anyone here know of anyone who can do them?

25th Dec 2009, 04:38 PM
Come on HammaHed, suck it up!!! :)
Do it yourself, it'll be good practice.

If you mount a length of 19 x 19 in a chuck with tailstock support you should be able to turn 10 or more at a time.

Don't try to drill too deep, just enough for a few beads, then carefully part them off one at a time.

A baby furniture manufacturer asked me to turn 200 bobbin shaped spindles 75mm long. They couldn't buy them in and 200 wasn't enough for a production company run.

By the time I was done I was turning four at a time by eye and it ended up being one of the best paid jobs I have done.

So give it a go.

best wishes,


tea lady
25th Dec 2009, 08:26 PM
Yeah! You'll be reall good at them by the end. :D

What sort of wood. I'll do 'em for you if you want. http://cdn.woodworkforums.com/images/smilies/cool.gif