Bespoke wooden rollers.
Does any subscriber to this forum offer a wooden roller making service? During the winter I am going to restore my 12" Hayter Hawk (cemetery mower) and will be wanting to replace the missing rear roller. The approximate size is ten inches wide and four and a half inches in diameter with a half inch spindle hole. I hope to get exact dimensions from Hayters but in the meanwhile if anyone has a Hawk with a roller I will be grateful if they will measure it!
As a result of my original post I received just one private message reply which was a little disappointing (number wise, not content!) . However yesterday evening there was a an item on TV in the "How it's made" series about manufacturing beech wood rolling pins so a visit to the local kitchen equipment shop may be in order!
Hi, the rolling pin idea sound like a promising one if you can find the diameter that you need. Alternatively do you have any one in your area with a wood turning lathe that may be open to a commission in return for a beer or three.
Had the same problem trying to trace someone local, googled woodturners in Sussex, came up with West Sussex Woodturners, they in 'turn' gave me the contact details of a member that lives 5 mins away from me!! I wanted someone who I could meet face to face & show them the drawings/patterns etc. Suggest you try the same and/or contact these people http://www.rpturners.co.uk/ which is the register of professional woodturners & they may have details of clubs/societies near to you.
That website looks to be very useful particularly as one of the entrants under Kent is only a couple of miles down the road from me!