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Forum topic by KenBry posted 01-05-2012 09:20 PM 922 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2012 09:20 PM

Has anyone here ever colaberated with other members to make items for projects they where making?

For instance I am considering building a round dinning table, I want the center pedistal to be turned. Problem is I don’t have a Lathe that size to turn items on. So I was thinking about getting the center made buy someone else. I would love to hook up with someone that has the skills and tools to colaberate with to build my table. Not something that I expect to happen overnight. Just playing with the idea at the moment.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#1 posted 01-05-2012 09:30 PM

I prefer outsourcing to collaberation. If you look in the classified section of FWW, and probably other woodworking magazines, there are sources of furniture parts to choose from and round table pedestals aren’t that hard to find. I’ve bought Queen Anne legs for a desk project long ago, they were even a well-matched species of cherry identical to the stock I had on hand. Getting a buddy to make a component for you is risky, in regard to dimensions, quality and workmanship, and then there is the time factor, and then there is that reciprocal obligation even if money was paid for the job…Naaahhhh….

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 11:02 PM

Thanks for your opinion, Yes I would be interested in paying someone else for their time. I have searched several online sources on pedistals and found few that appealed to me.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#3 posted 01-06-2012 12:13 AM

Ken, I have shipped items all over this country. ie: cabinet doors, custom arch pcs. and numerous turnings. send me a pm and I ll see if I can help you. JB ( you may call it collerating, I just call it business)

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#4 posted 01-06-2012 01:29 AM

You could make a big router jig and make it that way. I’ve seen lots of plans for them. It’s a pretty simple design, just something to hold the piece between two centers and a guide track above it for the router to slide back and forth.

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