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Offline cybasoul

Woodwork outsourcing
« on: September 05, 2020, 09:06:37 AM »
Hi all. I'm looking for a wood workshop that can do molding for me. I'll supply the wood, and probably the molding bit/blade then they do the moulding/shaping.

Is there such a place? Im based in Johannesburg

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Offline cybasoul

Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 02:26:53 PM »
For clarity, I want a place where they can make louvre slats as in the pics.


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Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 10:04:41 PM »
I don't know how many wood shops do it, but hose router profiles a can be custom made.
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Offline cybasoul

Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 12:28:16 AM »
How powerful must a router be to cut that profile off solid wood? I'll be making a lot of these. A spindle moulder would be ideal, but that's another story unless I can out source it as per the topic.

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Offline Coenoes

Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 08:47:01 AM »
What size are the louvres? A handheld router will not work unless it is mounted on a table. And then not the 1/4 inch one but the bigger 1/2 inch router.
Spindle moulder will be the best.
How much work is there? I have a spindle moulder that I very seldom use.

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Offline cybasoul

Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2020, 09:41:07 AM »
What size are the louvres? A handheld router will not work unless it is mounted on a table. And then not the 1/4 inch one but the bigger 1/2 inch router.
Spindle moulder will be the best.
How much work is there? I have a spindle moulder that I very seldom use.

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I'd like to start with a proof of concept, to see what the whole process demands and what's are the best options, including the type of wood. I understand that with a spindle moulder there would be little to no sanding, which is favorable.

To answer you, once I have a template and a working formula, I want to make shutter blinds for the whole house. The louvers slates needed can go into hundreds. 2 to 4 hundred. But I'm planning to do it in phases 

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Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2020, 10:01:42 AM »
Sounds like a lovely project!

I understand that with a spindle moulder there would be little to no sanding, which is favorable.

That depends on the type of wood. The denser types are apparently more machine-friendly.
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Re: Woodwork outsourcing
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2020, 10:22:07 AM »


What size are the louvres?

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Most of them will be 3/8" x 3-1/2
Some, for smaller windows, will be 3/8" x 2-1/2



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