|Forum topic by TMBMT||posted 04-23-2014 04:55 AM||1284 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
04-23-2014 04:55 AM
I hope I’m asking this in the right place, but I couldn’t tell. I make toys and some of the things I used to be able to get easily are no longer available, while some of the things I need are no where to be found. I don’t have many power tools and I have a disability that makes it completely impractical for me to use many of them anyway, so I have to get most of my parts pre-made and then finish my toys from there.
I order things like wood cubes and cut-outs in bulk. I need to get things fairly inexpensively, so that my final prices aren’t astronomical. For some things I can find local woodworkers to make them for me but I’ve found that consistency and good craftmanship aren’t that easy to come by. I have a really great box maker right now, but he stays pretty busy so I don’t like to bug him too much. I’m hoping you guys might be able to point me in the right direction for a couple of things…
1. I need unfinished wood-turned hardwood dreidels, shaped like these:
2. I would like to find a wood top similar in size to the dreidel above, but cone shaped, with a flat round top, tapering to a point, with a handle in the center.
3. I need to find someone that can make compartment dividers for me out of some kind of thin wood. I’d want them for various things but to start with I need some to divide a rectangular tray into 24 equal compartments, each of which would hold a 1.5” cube… so the final assembled size would be about 1” tall and about 9.75” by 6.5” (give or take a little depending on how thick the dividers are).
If you guys could point me in the right direction I’d really appreciate it.