Puzzle Table

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Project by Icemizer posted 09-17-2008 03:09 PM 2492 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An aunt of mine requested a table that spins so that she could do her puzzles on them. She was tired of moving and stretching around the table to get at pieces so it needed to spin to her.

The original idea had a different leg design but I changed it near the end so that the square theme was continued from the top to the base to the foot. It also made the piece look a lot cleaner than it would have with four pieces sticking out at the bottom. It is still very stable even when you lean on it.

The top and foot are made of oak while the base is pine and ply. The top is laquered for a harder finish and the puzzle pieces slide easier on it.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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#1 posted 09-17-2008 03:18 PM

That is beautiful. Did you use a lazy suzan for the turning top?

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 09-17-2008 03:23 PM

Yes I did. The entire top with lazy susan lifts off for transport. The lazy susan base has four legs attached that extend down into the base which hold it in place.

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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Randy Sharp

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#3 posted 09-17-2008 04:37 PM

One of our eating tables has been covered with puzzle pieces for months. A great idea!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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Douglas Krueger

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#4 posted 09-17-2008 04:40 PM

Now that is one classy puzzle table, suffice to say that you have undoubtedly moved up to the top of her ‘favorite nephew’ list.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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#5 posted 09-17-2008 11:49 PM

I like the turn-table. Any time I do a puzzle, I have to move around the table to work on the area I want to. Nice idea and nice finish.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 09-18-2008 10:18 PM

This just goes to show people that there is a need for custom woodworkers. There is no end to the request for solutions that don’t exist in the big box super stores.

Nice work. Keep up the good work.

-- Mateo

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#7 posted 09-21-2008 03:51 PM

My Dad is 81 and does one puzzle after another, this is a fantastic project. Looks great also.

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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