Work bench Lazy Susan

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Project by rustfever posted 04-29-2016 02:05 AM 9158 views 40 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today, I completed my fourth ‘Lazy Susan’ that will set on the work bench in my home. The several prior LS were filled with defects and difficulties in using.

This unit has been laid out so as to fit an available shelf in my new home. I still have my big work shop, but needed this unit to help me with ‘Honey-Duz’ that are common in a ‘New’ 40 year old home.

Basic dimensions:
made from .75” & .50” Baltic Birch Ply 23” D x .75” bottom
Foot is 14” square x .75”
Lazy Susan bearing plate from Wood Craft
The ‘Box’ is 17” x 13” x 13”
The shelves were firmly attached with multiple screws and drilled as one.
Most screws were #8 wood screws x 1.0”, 1.25”, 1.5” and 2.0” and were waxed
All screw holes were pre-drilled
The square ‘box’ was screwed and glued.
the perimeter curved ‘shelves’ are attached with only screws to allow future modification.
Curved ‘shelves’ are made from multiple layers of Baltic Birch, glued and finished as a single piece.
the two ‘Skinny-Slots’ are of Western Maple, and also only screwed to allow future modification.
The holes [in which tools are stored]vary from 1.75” d to 0.50” d
Most of the hole are at least 0.75” BETWEEN holes.
Holes for larger tools are up to 1.5” BETWEEN holes.
The slots were made from various sized hole, and cut out between.
All holes were either turned with a 1/4”r round-over bit OR with a chamfer bit.

Contrary to earlier models I made, I use NO magnets in this unit.

I will be applying ‘Wiping Poly’ before putting it into service..

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 04-29-2016 02:13 AM

excellent project. I’m sure it took a while to plan but it looks like you made it to fit your needs perfectly.

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#2 posted 04-29-2016 02:48 AM

Rusty, that is going to free up a bunch of space on my peg board ! What a great idea and design. Hope you don’t mind if I copy that?

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#3 posted 04-29-2016 02:59 AM

Please use what you can.
I love my LS’s
I have one near the work bench on a roll-a-round cart. Another at the lathe. A third next to my finishing area. Each are totally different.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#4 posted 04-29-2016 12:11 PM

Great job! Looks well planned out and hold a bunch of “stuff”! I too love the lazy-susan type organizers. Just one question, why “no magnets” on this one?

-- Dennis, WV

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#5 posted 04-29-2016 12:39 PM

Looks like you have planned it out well and have everything you’d need close by.
Nice job.

But wait, the kitchen sink. I dont see that. Where’d you mount the kitchen sink?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 04-29-2016 01:18 PM

This is going to be one of those frequently-stolen ideas. Count me as one of the thieves!

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

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#7 posted 04-29-2016 01:21 PM

Super design and build A++++


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#8 posted 04-29-2016 05:24 PM

Very nice. I’m sure I’ll be a thief as well.

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#9 posted 04-29-2016 06:46 PM

This is a very handy thing to have in your shop. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 04-29-2016 07:48 PM

Thanks for the great idea! I have a couple of LS I use for painting but I also have an extra laying around. Now to get time to make the tool organizer!

-- Smile, it makes people wander what you are up to.

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#11 posted 04-29-2016 09:49 PM

That’s a great looking suzie, well done – thix for sharing

-- They said I could be anything... So I became Sarcastic! They also said making drawers is easy... I think they lied :(

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#12 posted 04-29-2016 10:02 PM

Gotta have one too….thanks

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#13 posted 04-29-2016 10:39 PM

Wow! Great job! Love it!

-- GaryLundgrenCrafts

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#14 posted 04-29-2016 11:25 PM

You can not steal something that has been given to you. Please use and modify for your favorite tools.
No magnets as they are mostly a pain and only of marginal benefit.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#15 posted 04-30-2016 12:36 AM

Wow what a great idea. I build a lot of jewelry and keepsake boxes and have all my small squares, pencils,etc in a small tray. Always have to empty it out to find the bottom tool. I think this is a must build for me. Thanks for sharing.

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