Small Brown Tone Tumbling Block Lazy Susan

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Project by WoodMosaics posted 09-26-2008 03:45 AM 4294 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Small Brown Tone “Tumbling Block” Lazy Susan is based on the “Tumbling Block” quilt pattern. It measures 12” across (13 ½” tip to tip) and 2” high. There are 312 pieces on the overlay. The pieces are cut and glued in place, one piece at a time. The pattern covers the top and extends over the edge uninterrupted, to within ¼” of the table top it sits on. The stationary base is hidden on the inside, behind the edge.

The pattern has the illusion of a lot of blocks but there are as many stars as there are blocks. The design forces you to see the blocks. On each diamond, if you go to the side you are in the middle of a block. At each point you are in the middle of a star that has 6 points.

This lazy susan is made from “Hackberry, Oak, and Walnut, all native to Missouri.

The 3 pictures are of the same lazy susan, just from 3 different angles, each one looks different. The steel ball bearings let it rotate at a touch of a finger.

Small Brown Tone Tumbling Block Lazy Susan

This Picture shows the edge of the Lazy Susan

Small Brown Tone Tumbling Block Lazy Susan, Bottom

This picture shows the bottom of the Lazy Susan


Now this video again was made by Tara from She can take the credit for the good picture quality. I will have to take the credit for the slip of the tongue in telling you how to see the star on this Lazy Susan (don’t you just hate that when that happens?). The right way to see it is in the description above.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#1 posted 09-26-2008 04:07 AM

Awesome design! I really like your work. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-26-2008 04:18 AM


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

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#3 posted 09-26-2008 04:20 AM

Fantastic! Stuff like this amazes me…I’d never have the patience.

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

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#4 posted 09-26-2008 04:52 AM

that is really really cool!
thanks so much for sharing your work with us.

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#5 posted 09-26-2008 08:16 AM

incredible, Great job.


-- Woody, UK

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Douglas Krueger

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#6 posted 09-26-2008 10:56 AM

My eyes hurt after scrutinizing the fine details. Just the thought of cutting 312 precision sized pieces tries my patience, could not imagine the zen required to assemble it. As much artistic as it is a functional.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 09-26-2008 12:46 PM

A great piece of artistic craftsmanship. It doesn’t look like a 15 minute project.

A lot of patience, & ingenuity.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 09-26-2008 01:11 PM

That`s really a great piece. Lots of patience.
Thanks for sharing.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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#9 posted 09-26-2008 02:06 PM

Outstanding work. Your happiness is measured one piece at a time. I’m am in awe of your talent.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#10 posted 09-26-2008 02:45 PM

SWEET, looking piece. Like the others above, I am in AWE of your patience and craftsmanship.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#11 posted 09-26-2008 02:49 PM

I’ve wanted to make a quilt pattern for my Mom, a big quilter, but I haven’t yet -too intimidating for my skill level.
So.. I’ll just enjoy your creations :D :D :D


-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Rob W

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#12 posted 09-26-2008 03:02 PM

Very cool

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#13 posted 09-26-2008 03:15 PM

Fantastic job! That’s a great idea that I’m just going to have to try!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 09-26-2008 03:28 PM

Very nice work! How long did it take?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 09-26-2008 04:39 PM

that’s pretty cool

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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