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Project by Wingstress posted 1280 days ago 2773 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I can’t take credit for the walnut table, but I did do the lazy susan. Its a 96” diameter 10 seat round table. I was lucky enough to be able to design and build the lazy susan. I designed it around the 30” lazy susan bearing from Lee Valley. The frame is made from 24 pieces of 4/4 lace wood with a wenge inlay.

I started with two 12 sided figures and then glued them staggered to each other. This was partly to strengthen the joints, but really it was because I couldn’t find any 8/4 lace wood. In the end I’m glad I had to glue the two layers because I didn’t have to worry about glueing in splines.

After it was glued up, I took my bosch circle cutting drill and modified it to get such a big radius. In the end everything turned into a nice circle (with the exception of the inlay). The bearing sat in a groove and could not be seen.

I ordered a 48” diameter piece of glass that is held there by its own weight. I had the pleasure of eating at the table with my family and it worked quite well.

Its finished with 7 coats of high performance UV protectant poly.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT





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majeagle1

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#1 posted 1280 days ago

Wow Tom, this is cool…............ first time I have ever seen a Lazy Susan done like this. I really like it.
Where do you get good quality “bearin sets” for something like this?

Just thinking, what about a “frame” for the glass circle?????

This is going to be one of my favorites!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 1280 days ago

I absolutely love the fact that you managed to hide such a huge bearing in style! I gotta try making one like this someday. > adds to faves <
Thanks for sharing!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Vince

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#3 posted 1280 days ago

Nice work…that glass top must of cost a pretty penny.

-- Vince

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1279 days ago

nice idea and well executed
thankĀ“s for sharing .-)

Dennis

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DaveTPilot

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#5 posted 1279 days ago

Fantastic!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com

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GaryL

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#6 posted 1279 days ago

Great idea for a big table like that. Nice work.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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steliart

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#7 posted 1245 days ago

very nice

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

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