Electric Lazy Susan Land

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Project by hairy posted 11-04-2017 06:48 PM 1434 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This guy is pretty good! I just subscribed. I did this one very similar to how he did. Thanks, Dave!!

I did use a 6” lazy susan bearing instead of 12” . I’ll wait until the need comes up before I make another top. I went with a 10” top on an 8” base. The key is made from baltic birch plywood.

The motor I bought off ebay ( the cheapest) is rated to handle 40 lbs. The bearing at 500 lbs. Where do they get these numbers?

This piece of mesquite in my video is 7.5 lbs. It was kinda herky-jerky stop and go at first. I shortened the key on the disk sander, that took out most of it. I lubed it up good with 3 in 1 oil. I’m about 90 % happy with this. Maybe a bigger bearing would operate smoother. One good thing about the motor is that it is silent. I wish the cord was longer.

Here’s a short video.


My apologies to Jimi Hendrix.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#1 posted 11-05-2017 12:07 AM

But, what will you do with this ‘machine’??

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#2 posted 11-05-2017 01:45 AM

Great Idea Hairy. I like the idea of a Lazy Susan being Motorised.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#3 posted 11-05-2017 01:51 AM


I will use it when I post new projects here as a way to display the piece. It will also be used when applying a spray finish. I have been using a little Lazy Susan for that, this should be better.

The motor is for a rotisserie grill. This one runs at 2 and 1/2 RPM.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#4 posted 11-05-2017 10:13 AM

Pretty cool feature, although I prefer manual movement.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 11-05-2017 12:52 PM

It’s very creative, Hairy. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 11-05-2017 02:27 PM

It takes the ‘lazy’ in lazy susan to a whole new level! :)

-- Part time woodworker, hoping to make it full time

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#7 posted 11-05-2017 02:33 PM

Is the top speed like 1500 RPM?

-- β€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#8 posted 11-05-2017 03:04 PM

Checked load and rpm specs and these are high torque to handle the weight but low RPM, as in under 50rpm. At 1500 rpm anything you set on that table would fly off. It would be like putting the drill press at max speed and mixing paint.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#9 posted 11-05-2017 03:10 PM


I posted above in comment #3 the speed is 2 and 1/2 RPM. I put a 27 pound anvil on it, it ran at 2 and 1/2 RPM.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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