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Project by degoose posted 1899 days ago 1384 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The first photo is the very first Lazy Larry I ever made and I wasn’t going to make any.,. 248 later.. hey I do what I can,.
The story begins with a friend asking if I can make lazy susans and I answered I probably can but I don’t think I want to make them,..,. not set up for cutting circles.
The next morning.. watching NORM at 6 am ,, saw a jig for sanding circles.. well I jumped up and ran out and made it. Then went out and bought a bandsaw and a 12’’ disc sander…[paid for them in a month].
When I told my friend that I would give it a go a few others asked to be shown the finished product and as they say it’s all history from there..
1. Cypress
2. Mango
3. Hoop Pine with a double stripe.. [timber unknown]
4. Cypress
5. Indonesian Merbau with a English Mahogany stain
6. Hoop pine , double stripe and a routered flower in the centre,

I hope you liked the history lesson,
keep looking,
play safe
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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patron

13001 posts in 1968 days


#1 posted 1899 days ago

im proud of you ,
you found a good thing and ran with it !

or as the case may be ,
you lazied around with it .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

14721 posts in 2303 days


#2 posted 1899 days ago

Wow, you’re a non-pro pro!! What is a jig For sanding circles? Aren’t you just sanding a flat surface?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

6993 posts in 1982 days


#3 posted 1899 days ago

Gidday Bob.. the edge of the circle needs sanding and like the circle cutting jig I have a sanding jig,
The circle is placed on the jig centered on the pin and turned against the disc sander,,
Ok?
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

4993 posts in 1935 days


#4 posted 1899 days ago

Great idea for sanding the circle’s edge! I made a similar jig for cutting circles on the bandsaw years ago but had not thought about a sanding jig.

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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pinkfish

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#5 posted 1899 days ago

I am curious, how do you do the bottoms of the lazy susan? I was looking at mechanisms the other day and the 3 inch ones looked too small and like they would be unstable. I bought a bigger one but I think it is meant for in a kitchen cabinet because it is quite loud. The other solution would be use a smaller one but attach it to something else underneath to make it more stable?

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degoose

6993 posts in 1982 days


#6 posted 1899 days ago

Check out this blog
If the bearing is noisy just ad a little chainsaw bar lube oil..one drop is enough and work it in.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 1899 days ago

OK, I was expecting something different, not sure what, didn’t think it would be for the edge the same as the cutting jig :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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degoose

6993 posts in 1982 days


#8 posted 1899 days ago

For some thing different .. look out for the new double curve jig.. hey. lol
Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Karson

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#9 posted 1899 days ago

We use a sanding circle jig in the toy workshop. There are a great product and can made bandsawn items smooth.

Nice history lesson Larry.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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bowyer

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#10 posted 1899 days ago

I enjoyed the history lesson as much as I enjoyed viewing your work Larry

Rick

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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thelt

618 posts in 2006 days


#11 posted 1899 days ago

Great idea. Maybe I’m a little dense. I looked at the blog and correct me if I’m wrong. The smaller disc is there to align the mechanism to a base, correct? Which the base and mechanism are then attached to the top finished piece? I’m so confused!

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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tomakazi

645 posts in 1910 days


#12 posted 1898 days ago

Great story Larry, you even got a cool nickname out of the deal!!!

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 1898 days ago

I for one am so greatful for your laziness , Larry : ) Where did you get the floral patterns ? They add so much to the pieces !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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stefang

12875 posts in 1961 days


#14 posted 1896 days ago

Looks like you started at a fast pace.As they say, make a good product and the world will beat a path to your door. A very good first.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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