Turn Table / Lazy Susan

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 11-01-2009 12:35 AM 2321 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Once again an idea to sell specialty items for Bonsai people. A turn table variation with a carving of the persons favorite Bonsai plant. At least that’s the way the idea started out. The ones that I made ended up as a lazy susan turntable. I think they call this relief carving. I never done it before, it took quite a bit of time but it was a lot of fun. Also painting the project and applying the finish was another learning experience.

The first picture is the table I made of the logo belonging to the Mid Atlantic Bonsai Society. It was auctioned off at one of their meetings.

The second table is a carving of the tree that belongs to Frank Mihalic the bonsai master at Wildwood Gardens Nursery where I took my lessons.

The third table is a carving of my favorite tree from my collection. I also included a picture of the tree in the carving. The tree grew within the rock. At the time of the picture the tree was approximately 45 yrs old.

2in. x 13in. dia. round oak cutting board blanks from Word Market were used for the top. A wooden craft plate is used for the base.

These were fun to make.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 11-01-2009 12:44 AM

Great design and very well done. Welcome to LJs

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 01:02 AM

nice Work. It is a blast working with wood!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 01:52 AM

welcome to LJs, that is the most unusual design on a lazy susan I have seen on here yet, very nice job on the carving

-- Smitty!!!

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 02:16 AM

Dale, I like your releif carvings. They look great.

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 09:04 AM

This is again a very unique project. The picture of your 45 year old bonsai plant is great. I can imagin how much care was taken to preserve it.

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 07:10 PM

Nice carvings.

those boards don’t look like oak. I’d bet they are para wood from the rubber tree.

-- Childress Woodworks

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