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Beetle pine with 5 coats of tung Oil. Inspired by TZH cake stand. One is 14×14 and the other is 13×13. I have a small show on Monday.
Thanks for looking
-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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#1 posted 10-27-2012 05:20 AM
Neat design ! Quite a color dufference between the two. Is that typical of the beetle kill wood ?
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#2 posted 10-27-2012 10:39 AM
Nice and simple project. Good job. I like these a lot.
What do you use as the pivot point?
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#3 posted 10-27-2012 10:49 AM
Good looking lazy susans, you have a nice finish that really makes the pines grain POP.
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#4 posted 10-27-2012 12:17 PM
I buy the bearings from Amazon.
Dwight, the blue stain only effects the sapwood. So heartwood stays true.
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#5 posted 10-27-2012 12:55 PM
That is some beautiful grained wood.
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#6 posted 10-27-2012 01:02 PM
looks great monte.hope you have good luck monday at your show.
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#7 posted 10-27-2012 01:26 PM
That is real beautiful wood you have in those lazy susans. I wish you good luck at your show!!.........Jim
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#8 posted 10-27-2012 03:27 PM
Monte, ya gotta show the underside so I can figure out how to copy your design. First thing someone asked me when they saw my cake/pizza stand (yeah, they asked if it was a pizza stand) was if it spins. Thought about it, and lazy susan came to mind. Nice job, by the way, and really nice pine beetle coloring.
#9 posted 10-27-2012 04:11 PM
Here’s the bottom
If you’ve done lazy susans before, you screw bearing on the bottom first, then drill a single holein bottom that lines up with the holes in top of bearing. Insert screws through the hole to attach the top.
#10 posted 10-27-2012 05:16 PM
Thanks, Monte. Sounds fairly easy to do. I was imagining the lazy susan being attached to a center pedestal, and didn’t even think about the lazy susan being the central pedestal. Please let us know how your show goes, and the kind of feedback you get. Thanks.
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#11 posted 10-27-2012 09:33 PM
Seems you’ve got an unlimited supply of that beetle kill pine! I love the blue color it induces in the wood. I’ll have to check if we’ve got similar pests here in France ;)
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#12 posted 10-28-2012 01:55 AM
That is some wild color and grain in those. The finish really brings it out. These are the first square lazy susans that I recall. Bet they sell fast. Think this could be done without the bearing thing? Use a BIG dowel section for the pivot? Maybe a thin slice of wood between top and bottom to stabilize it? I may give this a try.
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#13 posted 11-01-2012 11:40 AM
Nice lazy Susans Monte
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