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    Skeet..........

    I got a request from a good buddy to turn some wooden Skeet targets, clay pigeons.


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    Here are the pics he sent me.

    I found that these are usually 110mm in diameter.

    What he wants is a wooden replica that can be mounted on a board, and then they will laser engrave a name etc on it for a going away present for a member of their gun club on base, or for a prize for a shooting competition.

    He wants six, and says they will pay for them, what kind of price do you think would be reasonable?

    I'm thinking to make them out of Maple, as it is easy to turn, will look nice with a coat of simple finish on it, and it will show a good contrast with the laser engraving. I don't know if they want me to make the backer board or not, I'm thinking that if they do what a backer board, maybe a nice Walnut board would throw a good contrast

    I'm also thinking that a solid back would be best, no need for a hollowed out version, as it would be mounted to a backer board. Simple easy to do, just make a recess to put the chuck into and then turn the top part.

    I guess the knurled or toothed part would be hard to do, I could do it by hand maybe

    Thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee DeRaud View Post
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    I was thinking the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee DeRaud View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post


    I was thinking the same.
    Yeah, maybe at some point, but he needs them sort of soon, so I'd have to get this done like this weekend
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    Well, either using a vee chisel, wood burning, or using the edge of a saw blade as a scraper comes to mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee DeRaud View Post
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    too funny!

    congrats on the comission Stu, no clue as to what to charge though.
    -Ned

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    For doing only six, a small carving gouge would probably take care of the job quick enough.

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    You asked about pricing - I don't think at least $20.00/ hr is too much to charge.

    Bruce
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    Thanks guys!
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    Have you considered making them in two pieces? The larger lower disk, with the "stacked" layers turned as a separate single piece. That would give you direct access to the knurled edge (the bottom of the stack). You could then use a small round file to get a similar "toothed" look.

    Also, I'd suggest checking with the laser guy to see if he wants finished or unfinished wood. Maybe Lee or Nancy can chime in on that.
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