mom's "lazy susan" turn table

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Project by larryw posted 02-20-2011 05:30 AM 4699 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This lazy susan was made for my mother. It’s made from red oak boards that were tongue and grooved and glued together, and then planed flat. The radius was then cut using a cirlcle jig and router. A red oak veneer was applied to the top for continuous grain. The edging is strips of steam-bent red oak ( made a steam box just to do this project)with a groove running the center and length of each piece that fits a tongue routed in the table. A wide groove was routed on the underside to accomodate the large turning mechanism and lower the height a little. A strip of steam-bent walnut was added around the edge for interest, I also placed an inlay of a leaf made from walnut crotch with a circle of steam-bent walnut around it. I finished it with 3 coats of oil based poly (sanding between coats) and rubbed it out using 0000 steel wool and paste wax. It’s 30’’ in diameter

-- "everything is beautiful, but not everyone sees it" ~confucius-551-449 b.c.~

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 05:37 AM

This is pretty sharp and seems like a well suited project. I see some of these cool lazy susans in my future. Nice job on the inlay by the way, well done.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 06:10 AM

Nice choice of woods and the finish looks fantastic

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 07:18 AM

Beautiful table

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 02-20-2011 07:35 AM

Larry that lazy S under looks like it can do the job for a right old family gathering. What a beautifull gift for “who elese” but Mum, certainly up to the usual standard we have come to expect :)))
Well done

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#5 posted 02-20-2011 04:04 PM

Very Nice, beautiful combination of woods, and crafty combination of skill sets, your work is definitely an inspiration for us all. I have been wanting to make one of those steam boxes, the results of your efforts show in the quality of your beautiful projects, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#6 posted 02-20-2011 04:47 PM

Great job, Larry. It’s always smart to stay on Mom’s good side. :-)

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

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#7 posted 02-20-2011 05:08 PM


-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 02-21-2011 07:04 AM

Great work Lary.
? – How did you build your steamer?

-- Sptfish, Naples, Florida, http://[email protected]

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