Lazy Susan

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Project by woodbutcherbynight posted 09-18-2020 04:41 AM 1030 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw one of these somewhere and inquired if this was possible to make. Of course! Glued up two 6 inch oak boards for the bottom and cut on my circle jig for bandsaw. Then spun on my drill press at 500 rpm and sanded the edge smooth. Turned the rest of the stem and top pieces on the lathe. To make the channel for the metal chain I used on the top and bottom I used a 3/8 router bit on my router table.

The upper removeable candle holder is a block of glued up mahogany, maple, and walnut. Took me several glue ups before the thing resembled the block pictures. Then off to the lathe for work. To protect against hot wax I used a 4 inch square piece of scrap Corian and epoxied it to the blank before turning.

Finish is poly, no stain the wood is beautiful just like it is.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#1 posted 09-18-2020 04:44 AM

That is really nice buddy. Beautiful craftsmanship. Love it

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#2 posted 09-18-2020 05:06 AM

As always, the true craftsman.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#3 posted 09-18-2020 06:57 AM

Beautiful work butcher... That block in the last picture is a work of at… but, I am confused

No disrespect meant… but is your wife’s name Susan or does she want to see if all the many sides of a round candle burn equally?

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

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#4 posted 09-18-2020 10:50 AM

Nice work, Gunny! I’m sure she is more than happy with it since you made it for her!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-18-2020 03:40 PM

WOW! Extraordinary!...Damn, that’s lot of glueing!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 09-18-2020 05:40 PM

As always, the true craftsman.

- Bearpaw

Learned from you.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 09-19-2020 01:07 AM

Thanks for all the comments guys. On to the next project.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 09-21-2020 12:09 AM

WOW!!! Very Nice… One day I need to get into the lathe more; this may be the inspiration I needed Thanks!

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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