Oak ball 5"

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Old 05-08-07, 02:18 PM
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Oak ball 5"

or more. Do you know where I can find one? I've seen 3" ones but need a biger one. I probably can get away using any other hard woods.
 
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Wood Balls

Go to http://www.craftparts.com/mall/Balls.asp You can call for quotes on larger balls.
 
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Wow, for special orders I would have to order about 5,000 of them. Thanks anyway.
 
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Old 05-10-07, 10:06 PM
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Here's a link to a place that sells wood balls in many species and sizes, including oak. Minimum order is only $100

You'll have to copy and paste this url into your browser



http://www.exceldowel.com/balls.shtml
 
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Thank you very much.

I can't believe this was the only place that had decent policy for ordering stuff. And they actually had just what I need. I called all over the place nobody would even talk to me for less than $500.00. I really can't understand what the big deal about making a 5" inch wooden ball. You'd think that anyshop would do it. i unfortunately do not have lathe, I'd do it my self.
 
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Old 05-29-07, 01:18 PM
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Why not check around for a wood-turners' club in your area. I'll bet someone from such a group would be willing to make what you need for a reasonable price.
 
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Have not been able to find anybody, but one guy. I'd have to provide wood my self and he said he'd do it for about 50 bucks, the examples he has showen to me were far from perfect and i need perfect ball.
 
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Old 05-30-07, 04:23 AM
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Charlie, you haven't found the right turner yet. I would think that if you live in a major metropolitan area, you should be able to go to a woodworking supply store such as Woodcraft, Rockler, etc. and find a local woodturning club. Even if you are in a rural area, if you search for wood-turning forums, I'll bet you could locate someone who could do the job for you.
 
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The guy i mention above was recomended by the woodcraft store, yes there is roclier also in town, but it is just way to far away to go to. Hm, maybe I should just call.
 
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50 sounds reasonable to me for custom work
 
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Old 05-30-07, 09:32 AM
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But he wasn't pleased with the quality of his work.
 
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That's right, and plus the site provided (thank you again) will do it for about $32 and that includes their material.
 
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