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GR8HUNTER

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07-27-2021 02:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question lazy susan

As some might know my Wife has a stroke so i thought i could build her this to help with transfers from bed the wheelchair problem is it works to well.

so now my question is there some way to add DRAG to this lazy suzan so its not so loose. :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))


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SMP

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#1 posted 07-27-2021 02:32 PM

what does that mount to? do you have some pics of it in normal position and close ups of the gap between the 2 surfaces? my initial thinking is to cut little curved sections of a plastic and insert to friction between both peices of wood, kind of like brake pads. something anti slip like
https://www.amazon.com/A0606-Centipede-Tool-Non-Slip-Friction/dp/B01N1A3QC1

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lew

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#2 posted 07-27-2021 02:36 PM

Sorry to read about the Mrs.

Just thinking out loud, my first thought was to pack the bearings with silicon grease. It’s heat stable so it shouldn’t thin and get on the floor. It’s thick enough to retard some of the movement.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Lazyman

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#3 posted 07-27-2021 02:38 PM

Some seat swivels have a spring so that they return back to the same position. Not sure if the spring will be too strong for your purposes but that would be where I would start. Another option you might look into is that some seat swivels have locking mechanisms so that they only swivel when you want them too.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 07-27-2021 02:43 PM



Sorry to read about the Mrs.

Just thinking out loud, my first thought was to pack the bearings with silicon grease. It s heat stable so it shouldn t thin and get on the floor. It s thick enough to retard some of the movement.

- lew


thats what i was thinking lew :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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Bill Berklich

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#5 posted 07-27-2021 03:05 PM

Tony I’ve been offline for almost a year and had not heard. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. On the project, you can tight the bearing race with a drift punch and a few moderate whacks around the edge

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-27-2021 06:10 PM

Sorry to read about the Mrs.

Just thinking out loud, my first thought was to pack the bearings with silicon grease. It s heat stable so it shouldn t thin and get on the floor. It s thick enough to retard some of the movement.

- lew

thats what i was thinking lew :<)))

- GR8HUNTER

GR8, sorry to hear the recovery is dragging out so long.

With my experience of lazy susan’s, in particular the ones you’ve pictured, I don’t believe silicon grease will solve the problem. Now I’m guessing here but these are my thoughts.

The grease will slow down free movement, however, I can’t imagine it’ll do much umder weight/pressure. When I wanted to limit restrict movement I wedged door stoppers between the platers the LS supports. Wedge them right in and they’ll stop movement, while easing in should limit “speed of rotation”... you would have to screw it (attach it some way) to one of the platters and let it rub on the other. Engineer it such that it can be replaceable with wear and tear.

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

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Barkley

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#7 posted 07-27-2021 11:06 PM

Is there a way to put a screw in the mechanism that would make a adjustable drag?
Man…I REALLY hate to hear about the wife. I hope she makes a full recovery.

-- Thin the herd

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brtech

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#8 posted 07-28-2021 12:29 AM

3 (or so) nylon screws from the bottom into the moving part. One might do, but I suspect a 3 point support is better for everything.Might need to be readjusted if the nylon wears, but unless you really need to torque the screws to get it to drag the right amount, I suspect it will work fine. You could get fancier and use a small rectangle of nylon about the size of a motor brush drilled half way and threaded, so a machine screw from the back adjusted the tension

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