Lazy Susan - Unexpected father/son project

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Project by sras posted 10-31-2009 11:18 PM 4373 views 11 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello! First project posting.

This is a lazy susan with a story. My parents were visiting this spring. My dad has been making a few different project using these diamonds. I told him I could use a lazy susan. It needed to be fairly large. I told him 30 inches across, maybe only 28 would work. He went home and got to work. More than 400 diamonds later, he sent me the result. It was a very pretty design, but only 24 inches across (he ran out of wood and was sure it was big enough). We used it for a while, but it needed to be bigger.
I cut off the rounded edges of the mahogany and put a relief on the back side. Then I added an MDF backer to extend about 3 inches on each side.
The existing border made a nice transition from the center pattern, so I came up with a diamond border to add. I used mahogany salvaged from the lazy susan and a couple pieces of oak and walnut from the wood pile. My contribution added another 100+ diamonds.
We now have a 30” lazy susan, but the part I like is that my dad and I got to build it “together” – even though we live 2000 miles apart!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 10-31-2009 11:29 PM

beautiful work and fantastic story. You’ll enjoy this for a lifetime.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 12:11 AM

Welcome to LJs This ia amazing work beautiful this falls in a group of what we call lazy larry’s around here you will find out why in short order. Outstanding workmanship look forward to more projects and you input.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 12:42 AM

A fantastic lazy susan. Congrats on the two person build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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Bob Kollman

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 12:55 AM

Very much excellent!!! Beautiful colors, I wish my first posting would have been this good…

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 02:24 AM

Welcome aboard!! Nice work, WOW!

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

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 02:35 AM

Awesome work from both your father and you. Welcome to LJ’s and thanks for sharing your project and the story behind it. Super job.

-- John @

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#7 posted 11-01-2009 05:39 AM

Wow absolutely beautiful. Nice work to the both of you.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#8 posted 11-01-2009 07:02 AM

Cool looking bit of work.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#9 posted 11-01-2009 07:42 AM

Really nifty!! Awesome that you and your father worked on this at different times and places….together.

Welcome to LJs.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#10 posted 11-01-2009 12:39 PM

Gorgeous !!
I like the addition.
It really adds a nice touch to the whole piece.


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#11 posted 11-01-2009 01:21 PM

Wow what a beautiful project and so well done too, by you and your father. A great start. Welcome to LJ. I hope you will get your dad to join too if he isn’t already a member. Looking forward to your future projects.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 11-01-2009 01:30 PM

WOW! That is one nice board! i love the contrasting wood.
It looks like a time consuming but worthwhile endeavor… especially when shared with your dad.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#13 posted 11-01-2009 02:24 PM

What patience it takes to make something that beautiful. Welcome aboard.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#14 posted 11-01-2009 02:47 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks, nice work, and cool story.

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#15 posted 11-01-2009 03:05 PM

Hi; welcome to LJ’s.
That’s a lot of work BUT the end result is well worth it!!!

-- Gary, Florida

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