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Lazy Susan..the making of?

This will definitely be a work in progress and will take a while so bear with me.

This is all very alien to me.

In this blog? I will endeavour to show some jigs I have built to cut and sand perfect circles.

Tool of Choice Is the Bandsaw. While circles can be cut with a router and trammel I find the bandsaw is far quicker. the Jig Is basically an extention table with a sliding dovetail dohicky for adjusting the different radii for larger or smaller circles. I will be making some Lazy Larrys…similar to Susans but made by me…Larry. When I have edge glued some boards into the size required I will set up the cutting jig and hopefully attach some big pics for you all to see. Unfortunately not really ready right now so will have to wait.
 

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Lazy Susan..the making of?

This will definitely be a work in progress and will take a while so bear with me.

This is all very alien to me.

In this blog? I will endeavour to show some jigs I have built to cut and sand perfect circles.

Tool of Choice Is the Bandsaw. While circles can be cut with a router and trammel I find the bandsaw is far quicker. the Jig Is basically an extention table with a sliding dovetail dohicky for adjusting the different radii for larger or smaller circles. I will be making some Lazy Larrys…similar to Susans but made by me…Larry. When I have edge glued some boards into the size required I will set up the cutting jig and hopefully attach some big pics for you all to see. Unfortunately not really ready right now so will have to wait.
Blogs like this which detail a particular construction technique or jig development are always well received. I am looking forward to seeing some more info on this.

By the way becoming comfortable with posting here is a lot like hand cutting dovetails- practice, practice, practice. You are off to a good start!!
 

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Lazy Susan..the making of?

This will definitely be a work in progress and will take a while so bear with me.

This is all very alien to me.

In this blog? I will endeavour to show some jigs I have built to cut and sand perfect circles.

Tool of Choice Is the Bandsaw. While circles can be cut with a router and trammel I find the bandsaw is far quicker. the Jig Is basically an extention table with a sliding dovetail dohicky for adjusting the different radii for larger or smaller circles. I will be making some Lazy Larrys…similar to Susans but made by me…Larry. When I have edge glued some boards into the size required I will set up the cutting jig and hopefully attach some big pics for you all to see. Unfortunately not really ready right now so will have to wait.
Nice post. Can we see pictures of your jigs?
 

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Lazy Susan..the making of?

This will definitely be a work in progress and will take a while so bear with me.

This is all very alien to me.

In this blog? I will endeavour to show some jigs I have built to cut and sand perfect circles.

Tool of Choice Is the Bandsaw. While circles can be cut with a router and trammel I find the bandsaw is far quicker. the Jig Is basically an extention table with a sliding dovetail dohicky for adjusting the different radii for larger or smaller circles. I will be making some Lazy Larrys…similar to Susans but made by me…Larry. When I have edge glued some boards into the size required I will set up the cutting jig and hopefully attach some big pics for you all to see. Unfortunately not really ready right now so will have to wait.
Sorry John.
I was going to do some this afternoon but Swmbo has the camera ..went to see new grandson and take some pics.
 

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This weekend I have 5 days off from work so will be starting the Lazy Larry. The timber I have chosen for this is Queensland Maple. I am Dressing a couple of 1×8 s this afternoon and will biscuit join them although this is not really necessary for structural integrity. [ Long grain to long grain] but as an aid to aligning the boards thereby reducing the amount of time required for sanding. I am thinking that size does matter so will be making this one about 27 inches diameter. I am including a teaser. One pic of the JIG. Stand by. As you can see well used!

 

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This weekend I have 5 days off from work so will be starting the Lazy Larry. The timber I have chosen for this is Queensland Maple. I am Dressing a couple of 1×8 s this afternoon and will biscuit join them although this is not really necessary for structural integrity. [ Long grain to long grain] but as an aid to aligning the boards thereby reducing the amount of time required for sanding. I am thinking that size does matter so will be making this one about 27 inches diameter. I am including a teaser. One pic of the JIG. Stand by. As you can see well used!

OK, I'll move on to the next installment. Thanks for the picture. The jig looks interesting. The hold down looks similar to the one that I use for securing my mortiser and bench grinder to the counter when pull them out of storage to use them.
 
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This weekend I have 5 days off from work so will be starting the Lazy Larry. The timber I have chosen for this is Queensland Maple. I am Dressing a couple of 1×8 s this afternoon and will biscuit join them although this is not really necessary for structural integrity. [ Long grain to long grain] but as an aid to aligning the boards thereby reducing the amount of time required for sanding. I am thinking that size does matter so will be making this one about 27 inches diameter. I am including a teaser. One pic of the JIG. Stand by. As you can see well used!

This going to very intersesting.
 

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This weekend I have 5 days off from work so will be starting the Lazy Larry. The timber I have chosen for this is Queensland Maple. I am Dressing a couple of 1×8 s this afternoon and will biscuit join them although this is not really necessary for structural integrity. [ Long grain to long grain] but as an aid to aligning the boards thereby reducing the amount of time required for sanding. I am thinking that size does matter so will be making this one about 27 inches diameter. I am including a teaser. One pic of the JIG. Stand by. As you can see well used!

Hi Larry. As for the use of this jig , It looks like it slides in the miter slot on the band saw. Once you have the radius set, you load a board onto the pilot pin and slide the fixture forward to get the pilot on center of the blade and then turn the board to be cut. Do you clamp the fixture to your band saw table some how once it is is centered to the blade?

thanks, Jim
 

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Jig Pics

Here are a few of the pics of the JIG I promised. sorry bout the size, camera settings are skewwiff







Notice the Dovetail Slide, all cut from one piece. at the end closest to the bandsaw is a 5/16 bolt to use as a pivot and another bolt in a T-nut to secure the slide when you have adjusted the blank to the blade.
You drill a matching hole in the centre of your square blank. mount it on the bolt and spin through the bandsaw blade,. sorry if this is a bit sloppy. and I hope you can make some sort of sense out of it all


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well next time a few of the Jig in action cutting circles.
TTFN Larry
 

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Jig Pics

Here are a few of the pics of the JIG I promised. sorry bout the size, camera settings are skewwiff







Notice the Dovetail Slide, all cut from one piece. at the end closest to the bandsaw is a 5/16 bolt to use as a pivot and another bolt in a T-nut to secure the slide when you have adjusted the blank to the blade.
You drill a matching hole in the centre of your square blank. mount it on the bolt and spin through the bandsaw blade,. sorry if this is a bit sloppy. and I hope you can make some sort of sense out of it all


T

well next time a few of the Jig in action cutting circles.
TTFN Larry
Yup thats a big jig but it,s better than being too small! Nice and simple, gets the job done. Caboolture,s a nice part of the world by the way. Hope I didn,t wake you on sunday mornings when I was fanging my big Ducati thru there on the way to Maleny!
 

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Jig Pics

Here are a few of the pics of the JIG I promised. sorry bout the size, camera settings are skewwiff







Notice the Dovetail Slide, all cut from one piece. at the end closest to the bandsaw is a 5/16 bolt to use as a pivot and another bolt in a T-nut to secure the slide when you have adjusted the blank to the blade.
You drill a matching hole in the centre of your square blank. mount it on the bolt and spin through the bandsaw blade,. sorry if this is a bit sloppy. and I hope you can make some sort of sense out of it all


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well next time a few of the Jig in action cutting circles.
TTFN Larry
This is interesting. I like the versatility of this jig since it is adjustable for any diameter up to the length of the jig.

Larry, have you ever tried just using a pin as a pivot point rather than the bolt? I was just considering that in some cases you might not want to drill a hole completely through the blank and using a nail as a pivot point would only entail drilling a 1/4" hole in the underside of the blank in order to mount it. This is not as secure an arrangement as you have here but it would yield a circle without a center hole.

Just a thought.
 

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Jig Pics

Here are a few of the pics of the JIG I promised. sorry bout the size, camera settings are skewwiff







Notice the Dovetail Slide, all cut from one piece. at the end closest to the bandsaw is a 5/16 bolt to use as a pivot and another bolt in a T-nut to secure the slide when you have adjusted the blank to the blade.
You drill a matching hole in the centre of your square blank. mount it on the bolt and spin through the bandsaw blade,. sorry if this is a bit sloppy. and I hope you can make some sort of sense out of it all


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well next time a few of the Jig in action cutting circles.
TTFN Larry
I have a circle cutting jig similar to yours. I used a sharpened dry wall screw for the pivit point. I stick the wood down on the point and turn, have used jig for 10 or 12 yrs with no miss happs. I make hundreds of basket bases on it every year.
 

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Jig Pics

Here are a few of the pics of the JIG I promised. sorry bout the size, camera settings are skewwiff







Notice the Dovetail Slide, all cut from one piece. at the end closest to the bandsaw is a 5/16 bolt to use as a pivot and another bolt in a T-nut to secure the slide when you have adjusted the blank to the blade.
You drill a matching hole in the centre of your square blank. mount it on the bolt and spin through the bandsaw blade,. sorry if this is a bit sloppy. and I hope you can make some sort of sense out of it all


T

well next time a few of the Jig in action cutting circles.
TTFN Larry
Scott sorry wasn't clear about the hole it is only partially drilled into the blank not all the way.
 
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Jig Pics

Here are a few of the pics of the JIG I promised. sorry bout the size, camera settings are skewwiff







Notice the Dovetail Slide, all cut from one piece. at the end closest to the bandsaw is a 5/16 bolt to use as a pivot and another bolt in a T-nut to secure the slide when you have adjusted the blank to the blade.
You drill a matching hole in the centre of your square blank. mount it on the bolt and spin through the bandsaw blade,. sorry if this is a bit sloppy. and I hope you can make some sort of sense out of it all


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well next time a few of the Jig in action cutting circles.
TTFN Larry
Intersesting Jig.
 

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Laminating the blank

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]



Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]


Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry
 

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Laminating the blank

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]



Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]


Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry
Larry, this is looking pretty good. The purple heart accent was an excellent idea. It will add visual interest and color to the maple top.
 

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Laminating the blank

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]



Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]


Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry
i love the idea of the purple heart…did i miss it--what are you making?

matt
 

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Laminating the blank

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]



Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]


Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry
It is part of the Lazy Susan Circle making blog.. it got lost from the series and now is found…out of order part 5 of the series..sorry for the confusion
Larry
 

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Laminating the blank

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]



Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]


Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry
Do you find some benefit to gluing and taping the accent strips to the maple rather than just gluing and clamping all the pieces together at once or is it just due to the size of this project ? Too many pieces perhaps , or possible slippage ? The largest Lazy I've made to date was 20" but I didn't have any issues with the glue-up process. I use Bessey K-Body clamps on mine. Please let me know your findings on this size project : ) Thanks
 

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Laminating the blank

THIS IS OUT OF ORDER SORRY
Should have been part 4 not 5

Got the Maple dressed yesterday and started the lamination process.
I decided a thin accent of purpleheart was the go.. I love the purpleheart .. very few people in Oz using the purpleheart…so used the Incra fence to slice 1/16 inch strips to slip inbetween the maple [ I think the ever so small stripe will highlight the shimmer of the maple.]
So first I glued the PH to the Maple with Titebond II and used bluetape to secure while it dried… the purpleheart is purple on the first board but brown on the cut pieces..[purpleheart will oxidise back to purple with exposure to light]



Then glued up and clamped the pieces and waiting for the glue to dry [ decided not to use bicuits as the pieces fitted well and no slip]


Notice the alternating clamps . so the force is exerted uniformly across the boards and minimum cupping occurs.
Next step drill a partial hole [but not all the way through] on the under side of the blank in the centre [for the bolt on the Jig.] and then after sanding the blank, a quick spin and voile a circle is born. Coming Soon to a bandsaw near you!
Larry
The k-body clamps are next on the wish list.
I glue up the small strips separately mainly due to slippage and the fact there is a few of the buggers LOL but thats just me and the way I do things
This one is only about the 20" mark [ I decided to make a slightly smaller one this time round ] and the largest was 28" [ have done a few that size but not with the accent stripes]
 
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