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dan abalos

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06-15-2011 04:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: woodturning project hardwood lathe turning question

Hi All
I have a need for something that I cannot make and I was wondering if any wood turners are interested?
What I need is a small piece of any hardwood about 4” in diameter inside dimension, out side doesn’t matter too much but I think a 1/2” to 3/4” thickness would work. The length needs to be about 6”. I have cad or pdf drawings and possibly a 3d cad if needed.
In essence it’s a cup holder that mounts on a handrail.
Any body who can help me? I would pay but don’t really know how much this would cost so any suggestions would be a help as well.
Questions or builders please e-mail me at or call me at 630-999-9212
Thanks for any help.

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 05:04 AM

Might I suggest you build it yourself? You don’t even need a lathe. Got a drill press? You can get 4” Forstner bits to cut that hole. they’re not even that expensive. Much less than what I’d charge you, and that doesn’t include shipping. Glue up a blank, drill the center, bandsaw the sides, clean up with a belt sander, and Bob’s Yer Uncle. No?

From the looks of your projects, you could easilly handle this. Or you really want me to do it, then PM me with a link to your drawing. Seriously. If possible though, you’d be better off with someone local to keeping S/H out of the equation.

Edit: Yep, expensive. One source: #9261 4” $34.95 . I thought they could be had for half that, maybe they can but I havn’t been able to find them. Still cheaper than what you could get done for you out of town I expect. Looks like Jim can help you out.

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 05:24 AM

Hi Dan. I see you are from my home town. I was born and raised in Aurora , Ill and I’m coming back there in a week or so. I can make what you want. What kind of wood do you want it made from? Is it going to be out in the weather? How will it mount- screw down? Will you need a thick bottom? You could make it with a 4” Forstner bit but It would be an expensive one shot item.

The way I see it , it would be 5’’ OD, 4” ID and 6” long inside? How thick would the base be?
Let me know?...............Jim

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