Lazy Susan in the Shop

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Project by USCJeff posted 05-14-2007 05:07 AM 2606 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parent’s recently redid their entire kitchen so I lucked into all of their old base and wall cabinets. I had to modify several of the cabinets to meet shop purposes and restraints. The Lazy Susan portion took a lot of tweaking to work as installed. I used the hardware from the original cabinet and adapted it into this one. Holds a good amount of stuff in a small space.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#1 posted 05-14-2007 05:16 AM

Nice reuse of that lazy susan!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 05-14-2007 12:53 PM

Attaching the door to the susan is neat. Noting juts out to get in the way.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#3 posted 05-14-2007 01:43 PM

the lazy susan is a great idea!!! I have a perfect spot for one.

the funny story doesn’t sound very “ha ha”. OUCHIES

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#4 posted 05-14-2007 01:52 PM

Excellent reuse of a cabinet for some storage, I like easy. I don’t use workmates for about the same reason. I always thought they were a little unstable.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 05-14-2007 02:48 PM

Nice idea. Check out Niki’s adaptations for the workmate.

-- John

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#6 posted 05-14-2007 04:17 PM

Thanks for the link, John. Niki put it to good use. I had always planned to add a larger top to it, but nothing like what he did. I bought it at Harbor Freight for $15 and it is one of the few things they got that I would buy again. Just don’t sit on it while routing inlay. Luckily the router was off and stayed on the counter when I took the fall!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#7 posted 05-14-2007 04:26 PM

That’s a good idea!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 05-14-2007 04:35 PM

Whoa! That could have led to some major pain! Lucky that you were not seriously hurt! Was the router in your hands or mounted on the workmate?

-- John

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#9 posted 05-14-2007 05:11 PM

I was freehand routing. I like to get pretty close to eye level when doing inlay so that I can see more precisely where I’m cutting. I was sitting on it b/c it put me in a good position to see the details of the inlay as I was routing. I haven’t tried inlay on a mounted router. I’d like to see how that works!

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#10 posted 05-14-2007 08:59 PM

Nice work on the cabinets.

I know exactly what that interaction with a concrete floor feels like. I fell off a stool onto mine a few months ago. My incident also involved a router and a work-mate. I was sitting on a stool and the workpiece was clamped in the workmate which was sitting perpendicular to my workbench. I picked the router up off the workbench, turned to the workmate and my project and kept going. Next thing I knew I was on the floor. The router survived unscathed. I on the other hand walked with a limp for weeks. I have since invested in foam workout mats (the kind that look like puzzle pieces) and have padded the floor in most of my shop.

-- Chelle

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#11 posted 01-25-2008 04:16 PM

Simply a brilliant idea.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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