In 2004 I made the mailbox from the New Yankee workshop show. A few months
ago some idiot ran into it with their car and really smashed it up. I found
their car antenna on the ground. They were probably texting and driving.
I really liked that mailbox so I am going to make another. Norm turned the
final on his lathe but I don't have a lathe. I found a place where I could
buy a finial in 2004 but I have no record of where I bought it. I have spent
way too much time looking for finials on the web. I found a perfect one
until I saw the price -- $157!! Does anyone have a suggestion of a place I
can look. I am out of ideas right now.
Tried Rockler, or WoodCraft? I know Rockler has some on their site:
Also, just about any local supplier who specializes in crown moldings,
baseboard, stair parts and architectural trim will have them.
I have already checked out Rockler and Woodcraft but while Rockler had some
things, they didn't meet my needs. I am looking for a ball type finial
mounted on a ring of some kind. Total height about 7 1/2"
Thanks for the ideas. These don't quite have the size I am looking for (a
ball type thing mounted on a ring or something with total height about 7
Your town may very well have a turners guild and someone may turn some
finials for you for free.... supply the wood for them.
Find a Chapter near you: http://www.woodturner.org/ The menu on
the left has a "Find a Chapter" tab.
and many others...
You might also check around for a "Wood Turners" club
in your area ??? I bet there are guys begging for a
project to jump on.
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