Lazy Susan that makes you dizzy looking at it.

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Project by GaryK posted 02-01-2010 03:03 AM 9760 views 20 times favorited 88 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1409 individually cut pieces of veneer and this is what you get. Never again! By the time I got 1/4 the way through I wanted to quit, but by that point I had too much invested in it. Numb and sore fingers.

This is 18” in diameter with these veneers:

Curly maple
with a Mahogany rim around it.
I used MDF for a substrate and base.

It took over a month of cutting. Most of the work was done at the kitchen table where I could keep an eye on my daughter, so that month consisted of some 4-5 hours days. I saw the pattern on the cover of a book and went from there.
It’s not exactly the same but the main pattern is.

I’m glad the I finally finished it but I’ll never make something this involved again. (I hope)

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 02-01-2010 03:07 AM

another work of art.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#2 posted 02-01-2010 03:08 AM

Wow that is spectacular. It looks 3D. Well done.

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#3 posted 02-01-2010 03:08 AM

Are you going to glue this on top of your pie crust table.

Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 03:10 AM


Another project that demonstrates your talent for design and beauty. I am constantly amazed with your work.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 03:14 AM

Wow it sure does, if it was spinning i’d be hypnotized

-- David South FLorida

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#6 posted 02-01-2010 03:16 AM

Here I thought you did some fancy gluing, cutting, & more gluing & cutting, etc. to get chunks of the design which would be glued into place, etc.

But, NO… you did it the ole fashioned way! :) :) :)

LOOKS Fantastic… Awesome… etc. Beautiful job!!

Glad you finished it…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 03:16 AM

well done , gary ,

and i bet it is tiring too .

i never could get the veneer thing down .

you are really an inspiration ,
your work is top drawer !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 02-01-2010 03:17 AM

OMG Gary…........... can you still see?????

This is fantastic, such wonderful craftsmanship and patience.

Now, I guess it’s to much to ask you to do another and blog it? :) LOL Just kidding…...
It appears that you did the center part seperately?? and fit it into the other??
Do you put each of these pieces together, then glue and tape? I am assuming that is the reason for the tape on the bottom…....

18”...... some of those pieces were really tiny !

Great job Gary, thanks for posting !!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 02-01-2010 03:20 AM

Oh man, awsome, I’d have to say even ol Lazy Larry would have to be impressed with this one. Really a fine job. Thanks for sharing, the next one and the one after that will come easier as you go I would think so don’t give up you got the touch

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#11 posted 02-01-2010 03:21 AM

so, you have limits?? I’m shocked! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#12 posted 02-01-2010 03:32 AM

Yikes! That is stunning. I am afraid to look at it too much.

Perseverance to the max,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 02-01-2010 03:36 AM

Wow Gary now I know I hadn’t noticed you post lately , you can’t read or type after looking at this pattern long term. This is an amazing design and unbelievable project . This is outstanding Lazy Susan. great work.


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#14 posted 02-01-2010 03:44 AM

Gary, not that I take any project that you post for granted but you NEVER Seize to AMAZE me. This is just crazy and I am constantly in awe of your craftmanship.

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#15 posted 02-01-2010 03:53 AM

You are an Amazing Artist Gary, I’ve said it all along. Your work is impeccable. You should have your own TV show.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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