View Full Version : Anybody know of small scale engineers who turn wood?

4th Jun 2010, 02:56 AM
Hi all,

I am looking at a small scale project involving African blackwood. Basically i have the parts made in G10 which work to great effect but want to try the same in African blackwood.

I'm looking for information in small scale shops who'd take on an experimental project with a view to bulk manufacturing should it prove a goer.

Or I would welcome any offers from guys on the forums with access to lathe mill who'd be intereted in helping me out to see if it works and is worth pursuing.

I'm in croydon Victoria but can travel a reasonable distance to do or even post the g10 part for a copy to be done in African blackwood. I'd pay for your time obviously.

The parts vary between 3-5" and are around 1/2" in diameter. The bore is approx 1/4" and a flat would be milled along part of the length.

Should anyone be able to help out or point me in the direction of a shop that would do this kinda thing it'd be much appreciated.



4th Jun 2010, 05:38 AM
Hi Geo,
a photo of the piece would help here

4th Jun 2010, 09:45 AM
I may be able to help.

Phone number is 5998 3614.

4th Jun 2010, 10:41 AM
Here's some images of the piece in G10.

Ed Reiss
4th Jun 2010, 12:00 PM
I can do those for you if you want to travel to Jersey :U

4th Jun 2010, 12:50 PM
The offer still stands.

4th Jun 2010, 01:30 PM
The offer still stands.

Hi ,

Excellent. Will call you this afternoon.


tea lady
4th Jun 2010, 01:39 PM
What is it? :hmm: :)

8th Jun 2010, 09:56 AM
What is it? :hmm: :)

I would speculate a mouth piece for a woodwind musical instrument, saxophone, clarinet, etc.

8th Jun 2010, 10:37 AM
Duck calls :D:D

Sawdust Maker
8th Jun 2010, 10:31 PM