I might need help with lathe work/corbels

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by , posted 06-25-2010 05:47 AM 958 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View ,'s profile


2387 posts in 3545 days

06-25-2010 05:47 AM

This may be a premature post, I am not sure yet. I have bid a large 111’ of walnut cabinets. It will be an awesome kitchen if we get it. The customer told us that they are going to decide between us and one other bid they are getting next week. I put in a fair bid and hope I don’t get undercut but I think our bid will be very competative.

My question is, one of their cabinets will be bumped out (featured) and have a 1/2 round flute trim on left and right side with a corbel at the top of the 1/2 round flute and at the bottom we will do a bun foot just beneath the left and right 1/2 round flutes.

I need:

1. 52” of walnut 1/2 round flute, approximately 2” to 3” wide
2. 2 bun feet out of walnut
3. 2 walnut corbels, approximately 2” or 3”, to match width of 1/2 round flute width. The corbels would be nice at around 5” tall.

We are pretty good at a lot of things but I must say I have no lathe experience and we do not have a CNC. I have looked online and I cannot find any trim types of pieces made from walnut. My suppliers I deal with use maple, oak, hickory, alder, cherry, etc… If anyone has a lathe and a CNC or just a lathe and maybe someone else has a CNC and would like to help me with a small weekend project, I would be grateful and would pay a fair price. Or if anyone knows where I could get such items out of walnut for a fair price, that would be great.



-- .

4 replies so far

View rhett's profile


742 posts in 3666 days

#1 posted 06-25-2010 12:16 PM

Osborne Wood Products will mill any shape size lenght or wood. Just call and speak with a rep. You can even send them wood if you are using the same flitch or something.

Large American company with dirt cheap prices.

-- Doubt kills more dreams than failure.

View ,'s profile


2387 posts in 3545 days

#2 posted 06-25-2010 01:39 PM

Rhett, anyone tell you that you are great! I was just stuck and when I have a hurtle to cross my mind seems to run non stop about how I can accomplish something. Of course I would much rather buy these types of items and your link is perfect!!!! Thank you so much. I picked out my items I will need in the event we get hired. I can get all of the 1/2 round flute, bun feet and corbels in black walnut for right around 150.00 so that is awesome. Thanks again.


-- .

View Div's profile


1653 posts in 2939 days

#3 posted 06-26-2010 10:13 PM

Jerry, good luck on your bid. I hope you will be a GORILLA! ;~)

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

View ,'s profile


2387 posts in 3545 days

#4 posted 06-27-2010 06:55 AM

Thanks Div, I am sure it will work out. You know I have not taken time to read those Gorilla books yet but I plan to soon as I can. I want to be a Gorilla! 8)

-- .

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics