17" Lazy Susan

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Project by wuddoc posted 04-27-2020 11:08 PM 705 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Various younger family members of The Wood Buddies Shop trio requested Lazy Susan’s for their kitchen tables. We decided since 5 were required plus a mock-up we would mass produce them.

A 3/4” thick x 17” MDF template was cut using a neighbors full size CNC router. Since we had a bowl bit but not a pin the same size as the bit for our overarm pin router we had another neighbor make the pin for us.

We selected some Northern Hard Maple with distinctive characteristics from the Woodworkers Source out of Arizona. Since the lumber was only 13/16” thick we 3” ripped, jointed, surfaced and glued the wide boards back together.

Using Urea Formaldehyde glue ten 18” square pieces were made. Once these ten cured we surfaced the faces and glued two squares together. This gave us five 1-1/2” x 18” x 18” squares.

The squares were cut circular on a bandsaw 1/8” larger than the CNC MDF template. We then used a circle fixture on our 12” disk sander sanding to the template size while also giving us a finished outside edge. The template was attached to the 17” diameter piece and routed using the over arm pin router.

After detaching the template the routed sections were sanded using an inflatable bowl sander from King Arthur’s Tools. All edges were rounded over and the entire unit coated with a food safe finish from Mohawk. Finally the 12” round lazy susan from Lowe’s with wood base was attached to the project. The bottom of the base was covered with PSA felt from Hobby Lobby so as not to scratch the kitchen table surface.

-- Wuddoc

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#1 posted 04-28-2020 12:52 AM

Nice job wud’... and you have some bloody neat neighbors.

I think lazy susans are great piece of versatile equipment and not reserved for those lethargic SWMBOs with that unfortunate name… I can say that as mine is called Your Majesty.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 04-28-2020 06:35 AM

Nice work Wuddoc

I made something similar and used almost the same tools!

The finished product if your into shot cuts

-- Regards Rob

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