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“Bread Board” Display Box mounted on a lazy susan.

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Project by LittleBlackDuck posted 03-20-2021 01:12 AM 1113 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Boys and Girls

Nothing like resurrecting old projects… It’s like going back to Dr. Plastic for that touch-up on the previous face lift.

Who said ”the duck just buys the tools and jigs that he can afford but don’t use?”… Well it wasn’t me, as I always finish saying, ”don’t need!”…
Consequently I thought I’d allay all those derogatory rumours and prove those dissidents wrong.

It all started when some visitor said that the picture in my father’s 'bread board'

was looking a bit insipid and lacking of colour. Never letting an insult go unchallenged, I decided to remove the cover,

and turn the display case around to face the window

in order to catch a few UV rays on that cherubic face in the picture. Unfortunately gravity and friction decided to oppose me and heralded a potential to scratch the top of my video game’s gun cabinet,

Furthermore, with my meticulous attention to precision, the door was flush with the cabinet and as the display hung over the top of the door, opening it dragged it’s top on the underside of the display case base… klaxon sounded panic stations.

This was unacceptable and decided to ease the conflict by one of majuvla’s (Ivan to new LJ members) lazy susans (LS)… well not one of his, that would be theft, but plagiarise his idea of LSs. Nevertheless it (the LS) must have been Croatian as it was an approx. 230mm in diameter… ya gotta brave the video for the evidence.

I set the wheels in motion… ok, rode the lift to the workshop, armed with the condemned display case (in my arms)… and without my indoctrinated support of SketchUp, actually formulated the shape of a basic circle in my brain for the base of the LS.…

Unfortunately my routine being disrupted by the abandonment of my standard preliminary SketchUp session, I forgot to take pictures and you only have the support of the video I made, with my typical incoherent rambling.
If not for the video, you could not have observed the following processes… (or skip reading further and watch the video),

  1. Description of my age and escape from the Commie invasion of Hungary.
  2. Laser cut a “rim” for the LS and observe the stuff up during “unboxing”… revealing the nationality (Croatian) of the approx. 230mm dia. LS.
  3. Find an appropriate circle in my dubious scrap bin.
  4. Missed observing the recut “rim” was secretly tested to fit before disclosure.
  5. Explain the use of a laser cut radius template for my circler cutter.
  6. Setting up of above mentioned radius template.
  7. Mount a length of 19mm x 42mm on my SYS VAC to test the radius.
  8. Mount some MDF as the victim of my dust free circle cutter.
  9. Watch me struggle due to a bad circle cutting jig design.
  10. Exploit the SYS VAC features to battle my cantankerous clamp rack.
  11. Glue the rim to the circular base and give some great advice on CA purchase.
  12. Hear my explanation why I will not sand it.
  13. Hear why I can’t “not sand it”.
  14. Sand the rim and base flush after my glue-up stuff up.
  15. Miss out on watching me stain and varnish the base.
  16. Hear the explanation of what I thought was a bad circle cutting jig design was actually a bit of inspiration in the first place.
  17. Check out the dodgy forstner bit hole I cut with the blow-out.
  18. Get bored shitless watching a guy flock in front of your eyes.
  19. Contemplate overcoming the limitations of my LS attachment due to securing the picture holder (“bread board”) to the display base.
  20. Drilled a few holes in the base for screw attachment.
  21. Mounted the LS.
  22. Basked in the glory of my success.

All those above processes would have generated many pictures and a bloody long project… consider yourself spared.

After I started drafting this project, I remembered to continue and take pictures, however, if you want to know what the above itemised bullshit is all about, you’ll have to persevere through the video… linked somewhere (not repeating again).

I quickly detected another problem… the project is now finished, so all you get pictures of is the display box on-top of the LS, back in its resting place,

Again I outdid myself with the video, not in any improvement in quality, but making it longer than some (ok, most) of my dragged out projects…
I normally avoid builds in videos as we all know how to operate a TS, DP, BS, ROS and GU, and filming that just drags the video out even more… however, I have used quite a few of my jigs and items I have reviewed, so I unashamedly kept the recording turning over.
To facilitate shorter attention spans I have split the video into 2 instalments,
  1. 'Bread Board' Display Box, Part 1 - Preparing the Lazy Susan
  2. 'Bread Board' Display Box, Part 2 - Mounting the Lazy Susan

As always, my videos come warts and all… except the vino which I don’t share.

Keep safe jocks... and your jocks safe!

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





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mtnwild

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#1 posted 03-20-2021 01:27 AM

WOW, That’s a long way to say I put a lazy Susan under my display case!

Good job..

One other thing. Light is never good for pictures. Makes them fade away, like in Back To the Future… Just sayin’...

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 03-20-2021 01:27 AM

Looks good.

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

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987Ron

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#3 posted 03-20-2021 01:47 AM

Very nice, the Ducks projects are always a step above.

-- Ron

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mel52

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#4 posted 03-20-2021 02:28 AM

Sharp looking display set-up and the grain on the base is pretty wild looking. What species of wood is that. Great job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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Ivan

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#5 posted 03-20-2021 08:15 AM

Veeery interesting project!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 03-20-2021 12:11 PM

Now that’s the way to display something. Great looking case and the design is number one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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splintergroup

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#7 posted 03-20-2021 11:02 PM

What’s up with that el-cheapo susan bearing? I thought you had a container full of those drool worthy aluminum NASA-grade precision indexing turntables you had used in the past????

Either way, glad to hear (read) you got it all sorted out but is that really photos from your house? You weren’t rummaging around in the neighbors keep while they were away on holiday were you?

Sorry to sound so suspicious, it’s been a while since you have made a nice looking piece that doesn’t require assembly and come in a plastic bag.

Awesome display there Duck!

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 03-21-2021 02:15 AM


WOW, That s a long way to say I put a lazy Susan under my display case! Good job.. One other thing. Light is never good for pictures. Makes them fade away, like in Back To the Future… Just sayin …

- mtnwild


I followed it up with a video to cater for low attention spanners. Even held back on the dialogue as not to distract the viewer.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 03-21-2021 02:21 AM



... What species of wood is that….
- mel52

Rare species called Radiata pine from the off-cut reject pile at Tile Importers in Melbourne… the Tile in their name should give an indication of the exotic timbers they peddle. It sold (circa 2010) for a princely price of $2 for 290mm x 19mm per lineal meter… being off-cuts, most lengths were from 600mm to 900mm.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 03-21-2021 02:22 AM



Veeery interesting project!

- Ivan


Do I get dual Croatian citizenship?

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 03-21-2021 02:38 AM



What s up with that el-cheapo susan bearing?.
- splintergroup

The aluminium ones were too big to fit… however, I did attach it with bloody expensive solid brass screws. To add to the cost, I used 38mm brass screws and filed them down to 19mm (thickness of the board)... and plugged the blow through with gold dust.

.... is that really photos from your house? You weren t rummaging around in the neighbors keep while they were away on holiday were you?....
- splintergroup

Nah… it’s the legitimate duck pond… the neighbours all have surveillance cameras pointing in my direction and the buggers have the cops on single number dial up. Hell I’m coming up to 72 next month and not as fast at evasion as I used to be… I now cast a large shadow.
Also C19 has limited their absence for holidays… bring on that vaccine!

... and come in a plastic bag…
- splintergroup

Missed the boat plinter... that picture holder resided in a few layers of glad-wrap for the past 11 years while I’ve been in Churchill.
Though there was heaps of unnecessary assembly in mounting the lazy susan... she provided no assistance.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 03-21-2021 02:41 AM

wbbn, 987 and DD², thanks for looking.

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 03-21-2021 02:54 AM

Boys and Girls, a word of caution just in case you have an off day and decide to watch some of my videos, except the last one... usually their length turns most people off.

I have been reprimanded for my language in some of my videos… I apologise… normally being a potty mouth, I have tried to curb my language to a minimum and those that know me comment on how surprised they are that NOT every second word a beep...
After all I am Hungarian born, and I believe they have one of the greatest collection of cuss words in their vocabulary… at least on this planet. While I know bugger all Hungarian, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and I’m too rotund to roll away.

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

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mafe

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#14 posted 03-29-2021 07:07 PM

I love the fact you honor your father like this.
Well done.
We can’t say you are lazy…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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