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Some large Lazy Susan's people have been requesting

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Project by JimRochester posted 11-08-2014 11:24 PM 1155 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At the last few craft shows people had been asking for some large Lazy Susan’s. One asked for a two footer to decorate wedding cakes. So I made a few for the upcoming show a little larger than I normally make. A 20” Oak and purpleheart. (Started out 22” but I had a goof with the router). A 17” Oak and purpleheart. Then a 15” Cherry. I picked up one of those Carter Bandsaw circle cutting jigs which is pretty good once you get the saw set up for it. Never made one over 15” before. Wondering how others would price it?

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.





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Mr M's Woodshop

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#1 posted 11-09-2014 05:15 AM

Today I priced a 16” walnut for $60. The customer wants 3x, so I said $150 total.

Your mileage may vary!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#2 posted 11-09-2014 12:58 PM

My 24” “Lethargic Sues”, top totally of red oak, sell for $80.
I use a Rockler circle guide and router for the top and bottom. The bottom is 3/4 BB with a (heat activated glue) edgeband of oak.

If I were to laminate a different wood as you have done, I’d add another $20.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 11-09-2014 01:52 PM

Thanks. I had a 13 or 14” at a recent show priced at $49 and it didn’t sell. Then I found the other vendors were selling the same size for $30. Mine was spalted maple and cherry, there’s was plain oak. I’m thinking 40, 50 60 for the 3 sizes. I knew I was going in a tad high but didn’t think it was going to be $20 high.

Gene. I just got the Carter jig and it works well. My trouble at first was getting it and the bandsaw set up properly. I found I really had to crank the tension of the blade or it would wander. Also re-adjusted the guides. For some reason the blade had a tendency to push to the outside making the circle out of round. After a couple practice runs, I think I have it set up pretty well now.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 11-11-2014 12:38 AM

You can always use a router if you find the band saw is not providing the consistency you were hoping for. You could also put a fancy edge on the lazy susan at the same time. I use a lazy susan to cut circles with my router. Works great.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#5 posted 11-11-2014 12:01 PM

TT: I have seen the router version and was considering it however the Carter jig was at Woodcraft so I picked it up. So far so good. There is a learning curve with any new product like that. Plus, much of the adjustment was stuff that needed to be done anyway, I just hadn’t been cutting anything that required much precision.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#6 posted 11-27-2014 12:38 AM

Had the last show this weekend. That 20” sucker sold right away so for next year’s shows I’ll make sure I have a few in that size range and see if there is any interest. Got $70 for it.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#7 posted 11-27-2014 02:02 AM

What type mechanism would be used for a 20” ?

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 03:52 AM

The 6” lazy susan bearings from woodcraft

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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