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Old Wed 13 January 2010, 10:22
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
57 legs turned Can do orders for others

If you are in the USA and you have an index that will handle 4' material, I need 57 legs turned in a fast turn around.

Send me an email with a phone number so we can talk.

Thanks
Nils
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Old Wed 13 January 2010, 11:05
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Do you really need an indexer, or would a (duplicator or CNC) lathe do?
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Old Wed 13 January 2010, 11:15
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Either but it needs to be able to handle 3.5" thick by 3' 5". Has to be in USA because of time constraints.
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Old Wed 13 January 2010, 11:27
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
So you need companies similar to http://www.europeanwoodturning.com/index.htm ?
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Old Wed 13 January 2010, 13:42
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Gerald,

Thanks for the info. I learned that the guys needs the 57 legs in a week. He had a bid from a company in Miami but they could not do it in a week. I have found a guy in Oklahoma that can do it in the time frame and at an excellent price but it will take 2-3 days for delivery. I tried finding some one in the Orlando area but no luck.

So forget the request.

Might pay me to add an indexer soon.
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Old Fri 22 January 2010, 16:16
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
The legs arrived today.

Thought I would post a picture.
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Old Fri 22 January 2010, 19:05
swatkins
Just call me: Steve
 
Houston
United States of America
Nice looking legs

Why was it such a rush job and if I needed 57 legs in a week about what would I have to pay?
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Old Fri 22 January 2010, 20:03
javeria
Just call me: Irfan #33
 
Bangalore
India
nils were these done on a cnc lathe?
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Old Fri 22 January 2010, 23:56
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
Well done to get the job done on time! Our son has learnt the secret to running a successful business with his CNC machines . . . . .have a "can do" attitude and deliver as promised. Build a reputation for getting the job done under pressure.
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Old Sat 23 January 2010, 00:35
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Steve, The job was a rush because the previous vendor did not keep his promise and my client's client had a schedule that needed to be kept. The legs were done for less than $100 a piece.

Irfan, No, they were done on a copy lathe and the last 1/16" done by hand.

Gerald, I agree. My client had a bid from a company in Miami for the same price on the legs but he wanted a $500 setup fee and 10 days to deliver the legs. I charged the same price with out a setup fee and shipped in 4 days with 3 days in shipping. UPS did not keep their promised delivery date but that was not my fault. The client is happy.

The first ship date I gave him was for 57 legs but it would have taken a week to complete all the legs not including shipping time which was 3 days. I suggested that we do the 39 legs like you see in the picture with a shorter manufacturing time. My client turned the other legs. I got the job.

I think the secret for any business is to have a "can do" attitude, deliver as promise at a reasonable price and be creative in meeting the clients needs.
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Old Sat 23 January 2010, 00:45
KenC
Just call me: Ken
 
Klang
Malaysia
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gerald D View Post
Well done to get the job done on time! Our son has learnt the secret to running a successful business with his CNC machines . . . . .have a "can do" attitude and deliver as promised. Build a reputation for getting the job done under pressure.
That works for everything in life too.
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Old Sat 23 January 2010, 03:02
Gerald D
Just call me: Gerald (retired)
 
Cape Town
South Africa
And the point is that your equipment (the MM for example) has nearly nothing to do with that. Nils has a happy customer and he did not even use his MM.
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Old Sat 23 January 2010, 13:51
Johannescnc
Just call me: John
 
Hannover, DE
Germany
nice legs!

Nice looking work. Are they poplar?
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Old Sat 23 January 2010, 17:00
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
John,

They are Maple.
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Old Mon 25 January 2010, 21:02
smreish
Just call me: Sean - #5, 28, 58 and others
 
Orlando, Florida
United States of America
Nils.
That's beautiful. Glad to see your making hay while the sun shines. All my best!
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Old Wed 03 February 2010, 16:01
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Turned Legs - Good Prices

If you need turned legs and do not have an indexer or lathe, give me an opportunity to help you. Turn around is quick and the prices are reasonable.

Send a cad drawing or a hand drawing with dimension, type wood and when you need them and I will get back with prices. Shipping in USA
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Old Tue 13 April 2010, 19:39
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Latest set of turnings I supplied to a client.

If you need turnings, give me an opportunity to bid on them.
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Old Tue 13 April 2010, 19:45
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Nils, are those legs done on a CNC indexer?
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Old Wed 14 April 2010, 00:45
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Turned on a spindle.
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Old Wed 14 April 2010, 12:44
Travish
Just call me: Travis #75
 
Wa
United States of America
Beutifull work Nils!
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Old Wed 14 April 2010, 14:16
fanefane
Just call me: Stefan #73
 
Baia Mare
Romania
Verry nice ! well done
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Old Wed 14 April 2010, 15:14
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Just so there is no misunderstanding. These are not made by me but by my sub-contractor. He does excellent work, at an excellent price in a very reasonable time period. He has agreed to allow me to represent him. He has an established business. I found a company that needed turnings done in a short period of time. There is no one in my area that is doing turning on a professional level.
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Old Sun 09 January 2011, 22:33
domino11
Just call me: Heath
 
Cornwall, Ontario
Canada
Nils, are you still doing the turnings? Post some pics of the latest stuff.
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Old Mon 10 January 2011, 00:06
sailfl
Just call me: Nils #12
 
Winter Park, FL
United States of America
Heath,

I am actually not doing the turnings but have a sub contractor that does the work for me. His business is turnings and he very good and has very good prices. I have not had any lately.
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Old Mon 10 January 2011, 10:10
Art
Just call me: Art #2
 
Lancaster,Texas
United States of America
I do big columns

I can do columns up to 18" by 128" on my indexer. See examples at www.turningaround.org . I am located on south edge of Dallas,Texas. Freight costs get pretty steep so shipping may not be an option.
I run a one man shop and do both manual and CNC turning.
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