Lazy Liz

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Project by AugieCoe posted 05-05-2013 01:33 PM 1746 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again, my inspiration comes from a woman at work named Liz. This time she requested a lazy susan for her large dining room table. Measures 16” in diameter and made from (center on out): yellowheart, paduk, maple, walnut, paduk, purpleheart, maple.

Lessons learned: I had to get creative with cutting the circle. I started out on the bandsaw, but it was not powerful enough to cut a circle with a jig. I moved over to the router table and cut the circle by putting half of a 1/4” dowel in the center of the wood and the other half in some scrap pegboard material clamped to the table. I think if I needed to repeat this for more than a few, I would make this jig out of plywood as the pegboard hole started getting loose towards the end.

I’m not sure Liz thought the name was quite as funny as I did, but I’m keeping it :)

Thanks for looking!

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 01:57 PM

That is gorgeous! Nice work! I use a circle jig with my router all the time, it works like a champ! The jig is from rockler, but I know they are pretty easy to create as well! The only problem with this project though, is you would have a little divot or hole in middle of your lazy susan…

Great work. Was the hardware for the bottom expensive?

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#2 posted 05-05-2013 02:00 PM

Thanks! I hid my hole by having it underneath where the hardware is attached. I just had to make sure which was the best looking side before drilling that hole!

Project overall was pretty cheap. Most of the wood came from scraps leftover from other projects and the hardware was $5.00 from Home Depot.

-- There is a lesson in every project. Play safe!

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#3 posted 05-05-2013 02:05 PM

Great looking work, I love the wood combo.

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 02:43 PM

Looks great and attractive. Like the wood colors and finish. Great work!

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