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  1. #1 CNC milling, where can I get it done? 
    Anyone know where I can find a factory that can help me manufacture these handles in wood. I got the .step file and everything is ready to go but seams hard to find a factory that can do it for me. They don't even leave a price, say it's to time consuming etc. I don't really get what's so difficult as a 5 axis mill should be able to do it no problem.

    Any lead to a selected factory will definitely get one of these super handles free of charge. :)

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    Bjorn, On your behalf I inquired of a machine shop I have used near my studio. As they don't work regular hours on Saturday I left a message but I will probably have to wait until Monday for a response. Do you have an idea of how many parts you would desire in the first run? The wood looks like walnut - Is this your choice?
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    Bjorn, On your behalf I inquired of a machine shop I have used near my studio. As they don't work regular hours on Saturday I left a message but I will probably have to wait until Monday for a response. Do you have an idea of how many parts you would desire in the first run? The wood looks like walnut - Is this your choice?
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    Thank you Mark.

    I think 50 units would be a good number for a first run.
    And regarding the type of wood, I'm not sure, something hard and not to heavy, so yes walnut sound good.
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    Maple is hardest wood. Rock maple, flamed, fits Bjorn better too. ;-)
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    Australian desert oak might beat the maple. The tree like some Australian hardwoods cunningly adds silica to itself to make termite and woodgrub teeth go blunt. Trouble is it will break pieces out of axes, make a chainsaw go dull and a router bit lose edge, smoke and glow red. CNC millling is not an easy option with it.
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