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Have a buddy who needs some osage turned. I will provide the wood if one of you guys might be interested to turn it for us.

Here's what we want:

10 pairs of 1" round x 28" long. Dowels basically.

3 pairs of 38" long tapered from 1 1/8" on one end down to 7/8" on the other end.

Anyone interested?
 

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Nobody? I know from personal experience Kevin will treat a guy right (...maybe the box would have a little extra for a turner:thumbsup:) It's not just a job, it's an adventure :laughing:. 2 days from now, no takers I will do it for free.
 

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I would be glad to do it for you for free if I was sure what you wanted Kevin. I am a bowl turner but would need to see what you wanted. If you can't get anyone , e-mail me or contact me here on the forum. How critical is the taper? Mitch
 

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I could try it on an engine lathe. The size would come out great but the finish might leave some to be desired. The engine lathe won't go as fast as the wood lathes and we might get some tear out. If you would like to send me some I could try it and see. As for price I like Darens idea.

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Hey thanks guys for the response. Daren is right of course I failed to mention this was a paying job! I did that "assume" thing again and just figured I had made it clear but I did not. I am looking for bids!

Thanks Daren for the reminder. :thumbsup:

Yes the taper, the finish, the consistency is all critical. I would get a CNC shop to do it if I knew one that was set up to do prototype runs like this.

thanks for the offers so far. With my clarifications here maybe that will help y'all decide if its something you want to try and tackle. there cannot be any tearout or rough surfacing. These things have to be flawless.
 

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Do you have an original dowel or pattern of what it is you want? If so, have a duplicator on my large lathe now doing some table legs, could squeeze it in if the deadline isn't to tight. I am not an American HotRod worker where a car is built in three weeks!!:eek:
 

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Making one and using a duplicator is the best/easiest way to do it. The dowel could be duplicated off another dowel (they sell them) or a piece of pipe with 1" o.d..
Osage is not going to tear out like other woods (oak is bad) it will turn well, better than maple. I would suggest making the template a hair big (1/16" ?) and sand to the final dimension.
 
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