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#1 posted 08-15-2018 11:53 PM

what kind of duplicator. do you have it already or plan to purchase for the job.


We’ve got a commercial Vega lathe with the Vega duplicator on it in our millwork shop and that’s where I would turn that many post.
This is the duplicator I use in my home workshop.

Thanks guys for all your suggestions and I really appreciate them and your effort to tell me about them. I went to his home today and looked at the DF. We don’t see much of it here and I’ve never worked it on any project. The moisture ran anywhere from 12% to 18% on the post I checked.

I went into our warehouse today and found a good many 12” x 12” Cypress shorts left over from a timber frame job we did last Spring. Lengths ran from 3 ft. up to about 4 ft. I figure I could get about 18 post out of them so I may use them and the rest in his DF.

I brought three of the DF post back with me and will give it a try on them Saturday. I’m going to try some of your suggestions before I tell him…maybe we need to order you some more Cypress.

Once again I thank all of you for your suggestions. You’ve opened my eyes per say about working DF.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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