Chaotic lazy Susan

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Project by majuvla posted 12-08-2017 08:47 AM 783 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was total leftovers elimination. I used every single useless small piece of scrap every woodworker keep in some box, hoping that there will some purpose turn out of it – I couldn’t think everything smarter.
There are cca 200 pieces in each (I made 2 boards) : oak, beech, walnut,apple, birds eye maple, mahogany. There are all grain directions together.
First I cut all leftovers on tablesaw set on 29mm wide (that will be hight).Than I cut 41mm pieces on bandsaw with bandsaw crosscut jig. The third dimension is different, depend on the tickness of original scrap – that’s why they look chaotic.
After that, I glued stripes with some playwood jig as a holder, with help of cooking paper to prevent glueing and easy pulling out. All stripes sides were cut with tapered jig on tablsaw for better glueing.
Finaly, I used router grooves cutting jig posted on 25AUG2015 to plan the board. I figured that put it on thickness planer would not be good idea and I dont have drum sander.
I cut circle with bandsaw circle jig as well as base plate (20cm) made of beech. I bought hardware (6 inch) on e-bay for 5$.
Finish – three leyers of non glossy laquer. Diameter 37cm.
Sorry for turned photos.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 12-08-2017 09:24 AM

Great use of leftovers which shows, how beautiful and useful chaos can be.

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#2 posted 12-08-2017 10:22 AM

I love it!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#3 posted 12-08-2017 11:25 AM

Awesome use of scrap. You’re right, putting that through the thickness planer probably would have been a disaster

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#4 posted 12-08-2017 01:39 PM

A lot of work but great end results. Nice job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-08-2017 02:01 PM

Great work and good idea for using scrap. I really like the look!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 12-08-2017 02:19 PM

Nice work, Ivan. I love your flattening jig. I really need to make one of them.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-08-2017 02:19 PM

i guess you just proved no scrap too small to throw out!great job turning that box into something useful ivan.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 12-08-2017 02:20 PM

This is a great way to use up odd scrap pieces. Good thinking Ivan!



-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#9 posted 12-08-2017 02:24 PM


-- My reality check bounced...

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#10 posted 12-08-2017 04:30 PM

Enjoyed seeing how you did the different operations, great to learn from each other. The end result was fabulous. pictures will stay up right when taken vertically if you reduce the pixel count.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 12-08-2017 04:52 PM

Great scrap project

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 12-08-2017 05:08 PM

that was lots of work but a great result buddy !!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#13 posted 12-08-2017 07:45 PM

Wow…really like the this. The range of sizes and colors makes this interesting. Plus, this lends support for my resistance to throwing out scrap pieces!!

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#14 posted 12-08-2017 07:59 PM

Nice project.

Wood rescue at it’s finest!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#15 posted 12-08-2017 08:08 PM

Well done Ivan.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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