Turning blanks (bowl, pen, ...)for a little help?

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Forum topic by Wayne posted 08-26-2011 05:27 AM 989 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2011 05:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: oak cedar

I am in need of a turner, that would be willing to help me with a restoration of some old planes. I need front knobs turned for my Sargent Co. 418 and # 5 from purpleheart to replace the nasty plastic ones that are on them. If your interested let me know what you need. I have a ton of spalted oak blanks, some E.R. Cedar, and a few other things….let me know guys and Ill see what we could work out. Im open to mailing.

heres a couple examples….

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#1 posted 08-26-2011 05:30 AM

heres another sample

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#2 posted 08-26-2011 01:57 PM

Nice turning blank.

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#3 posted 08-26-2011 05:32 PM

I would be more than willing to help you out if you can’t find anyone close and you don’t mind sending stuff to Arizona. Let me know.

-- Nick, AZ. Wood is a canvas for God's art work, it is our job as woodworkers to figur out the best way to display it.

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#4 posted 08-29-2011 08:29 PM


I’m in Nashville. If you happen to be headed this way at any time, and can spare a couple of hours, we can make your knobs. Otherwise, you could mail them the plastic ones to me and I’ll send them back. You could also contact the Alabama Woodturner’s Association – they meet in Homewood (Birmingham) – and I’m sure that one of those guys would take care of you. They probably even have a member or two close to you.

They don’t really have much contact info on their website ( but it looks like dues get mailed to:

Alabama Woodturners Association
Philip J. Duffy
3103 Burningtree Mtn. Rd.
Decatur, AL 35603

Also I see on their website.

James Vavra

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#5 posted 08-31-2011 03:19 AM

CJ- Thanks!

Nick- Thank so much for the offer, AZ is a bit of a trek ;)

James- I wish i were heading near Nashville! A wonderful place. Thank you for the link, Ill contact AWA. If that is unsuccessful….I may be knocking at your door (well figuratively speaking).

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