mortise and tenon rails, furniture, etc


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I need some of this type of work. I can't find anyone in my area, and can't get anyone on the internet to answer my questions about a piddly little 40 feet of railings.
I have seen many sites in Log Cabin magazines where the woodworking tools are available for around $500 where a guy can go out in the woods, gather the wood, and do his own.
Am I missing something here? Am I wanting too small a job for anyone to fool with?
Should I just buy the cutters and do it?
Any of you guys tooled up for this and looking for a side ca$h job?
Steve
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where is your area? i may be able to help. i'm in minnesota and do white cedar stuff ross
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Steve B wrote:

What exactly are you looking to farm out? Where are you located?
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I need four rails, each approximately 10 feet long and 32" high. They will look like ladders when finished. The centers of the spindles would be about six inches. This is for a second story cabin porch, so it has to keep small kids and medium sized dogs from squeezing through the spaces. On the ends of each piece, it will look conical part way, and then cylindrical for a bit. If you are not familiar with this, Google "tenon cutter", take the second of third one, and it will show the cutters and the sticks they have cut. I would like to have the bark removed by a drawknife, but it doesn't have to be totally smoothed and finished. Once it is up, I will finish what needs to be finished, and seal.
I DO NOT WANT THEM ASSEMBLED. I will do that. I am going to replace the square porch support columns with actual trees, and will drill the necessary holes in them, and mount them.
They will be shipped to either Cedar City, Utah, or Las Vegas, Nevada.
The component pieces would have to be selected straight pieces that are not likely to warp a lot, and free from major defects. Top and bottom rails would be 4" and spindles 2". Plus or minus a little.
Steve
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Steve B wrote:

You want someone to put tennons on pieces to make a ladder. OK - Sorry, cant help you. Cutters aren't $500 IIRC. See http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&pB299&cat=1,180,42288,45539 and http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&pE539&cat=1,180,42288
for one source - Yea, maybe $500 if you get all sizes and a draw knife. http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&pD502&cat=1,130,43332
Any pictures of your work? You have posted a lot of questions, haven't you?
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Huh? Is there a limit on questions?
Steve
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Steve B wrote:

No, just curious - Lots of folks here have answered a lot of your questions. Some have blocked you so they no longer see your posts. I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt. We all can learn from each other. These types of groups work best when you give back when you can.
<the rant escalates>
Too often (Not you Steve) people ask a question, someone, or many people jump right in with great answers, suggestions of follow-up questions and the nothing from the original poster. Its frustrating and discouraging to those that contribute. If someone asks about jointing on a router it would be cool if, after they learned a tip from a response here, that they tried it and reported back on what worked and what didn't. (Just an example) Or, even better if pictures were posted and linked here of the project that was complete because of help gleaned here.
Anyway - The more you feed the animals the more they will love you back. The food is encouragement that their helpfulness is actually helping.
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I'm more concerned why he doesn't care about the small sized dogs...
-Jim
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i have the tools and white cedar to do this project. just don't know about shipping on the long stuff. the white cedar is light weight for shipping. ross High Island Export co snipped-for-privacy@ecenet.com
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