My first Lazy Susan

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I was wondering around a woodworking store in Ottawa and they had a sale on lazy susan bearings. I figured why not pick one up and give it a shot. This was one of those projects that gave me the reason to make a few new jigs.

The lazy susan is pretty simple, I glued together two pine boards and then made a circle jig for my router and made the circle. To add a little contrast and make the lazy susan a little more interesting, I cut a curve out of one end and glued in a walnut strip.

The glue up left the boards a little warped and not having a planer, I had to make a router planer jig which I used to even up the pine boards.

To bring out the contrast a little more I opted to use linseed oil and finished it off with a polyurethane.

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#1 posted 06-16-2009 03:35 AM

I think you should have put a curve on each side, added sme “cross stitching” and you’d have yourself a baseball.

But then maybe my mind is being influenced by the fact that I’m watching the college world series as I type. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-16-2009 03:36 AM

Clean and simple. Very nice!

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#3 posted 06-16-2009 06:23 AM

Charlie , it was my first thought as well …an incomplete ball . Personally , I would have left the Pine to speak for itself. JMHO.

Nice job on the circle and I’m sure you had fun making the jigs and learned some tricks along the way. I’m still using my first lazy susan in my shop as an aid to applying finishes without having to run around the bench : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#4 posted 06-16-2009 06:42 AM

’’Now that you have made one you will keep making them’’. I was told this only a few years ago and am now approaching 250, or I may have past that mark.. anyway you look at it they are a very useful item ..
well done.. unlike the others I like the idea of only one stripe.
Lazy Larry

-- Be safe.

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#5 posted 06-16-2009 06:58 AM

That’s what I thought when I saw this, you’ll move up to lazy Larry’s in no time:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 06-16-2009 07:04 PM

I like just the one stripe too, adds interest to the wood. Two stripes would probably be too busy. Although making it looks like a baseball is interesting as well.

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#7 posted 06-16-2009 07:48 PM

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#8 posted 06-17-2009 12:50 AM

I did cut another strip to put on the other side and it definitely looked like a baseball. That was the entire reason I decided to go with one strip. While I’m sure two strips would bring up a few baseball comments, it would also detract from it.

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