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TimHopson

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11-07-2016 04:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe woodturning advice help tools lend piecework

Hello all,
I’m new to woodworking and even newer to this group so please bear with me should I neglect or omit any of the finer point of etiquette.
That said, here we go…
I live Near Daytona Beach, FL and…

This is what I want to do:

Make a custom turned rolling pin for my wife. It will be segmented with light and dark wood so as to incorporate a design (leaning towards barber pole) and the handles will be part of the block itself (no axle).
Sadly, this project exceeds both my skill set and my tool set. Still, there are pieces of this project that I CAN do. I can shop for and select the lumber, trim them down, glue them together. But I don’t own a lathe (and have experience to match).

Even though this project is beyond me, I want to do as much of this project as I can (otherwise I’d just buy one)
So my question is:
Are there wood working shops that would finish what I start? A place where I could bring them the completed block and they would turn it for me? I would expect to pay of course, but I don’t even know where to start looking (hence my joining Lumberjocks).
I don’t own a planer, either but am really anxious to try an end grain cutting board as well so, I’m hoping to parlay this experience into finding a shop that would let me use their planer as well :)
All suggestions are welcome and thanks in advance for your time!
Tim

-- Turing quality wood into kindling since 2014!


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HerbC

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 04:42 PM

Don’t even THINK of asking to run an end grain cutting board through a planer. To do so would be inviting a major blowup of the board, probably damaging the planer, your board, any bodies in the area and any thing else that might be harmed by being hit by hard moving objects…

Good Luck!

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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rwe2156

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#2 posted 11-07-2016 04:53 PM

My suggestion is see if there is a local wood turning club or local Woodcraft store. Most of them have a turning club.

There are also techiques employing jigs that allow you to turn wood on a tablesaw. Search for this and see what comes up.

OR – what better excuse for buying a lathe?? ;-)

BTW, you certainly can run an endgrain cutting board through a planer, if thick enough without the end of world experience described above. A spiral head planer would be better, a drum sander best.

Use sacrificial strips on front and back edges to prevent tear out.

Search for mtm cutting blocks on YouTube if you don’t believe me!

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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MashMaster

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#3 posted 11-07-2016 05:26 PM

Check out your local community college. I took some woodworking classes there and they corrected a lot of bad learned behavior. They also had a very nicely equipped shop.

-- - Dave ; Austin, TX

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TimHopson

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#4 posted 11-14-2016 03:02 PM



My suggestion is see if there is a local wood turning club or local Woodcraft store. Most of them have a turning club.

There are also techiques employing jigs that allow you to turn wood on a tablesaw. Search for this and see what comes up.

OR – what better excuse for buying a lathe?? ;-)

BTW, you certainly can run an endgrain cutting board through a planer, if thick enough without the end of world experience described above. A spiral head planer would be better, a drum sander best.

Use sacrificial strips on front and back edges to prevent tear out.

Search for mtm cutting blocks on YouTube if you don t believe me!

- rwe2156

Thanks for the advice, and MTM…that’s what inspired me!

-- Turing quality wood into kindling since 2014!

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