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HammaHed
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?

stuffy
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,
Steve

:;

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