First Lazy Susan

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Project by Steve Kreins posted 02-03-2014 10:54 PM 899 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was practicing with some pine scrap and made this lazy susan for my wife. I probably will try one more practice one before using hardwood. On the next one I’ll router a recess for the bottom piece and mechanism. On the finish I had a little problem with one coat drying with small bubbles. I’m not sure what caused that. I put a final coat of minwax on and glued a rubber mat to the base to keep it from sliding.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 10:56 PM

Yeah, Steve, that’s great work! If your wife is like mine, don’t worry about slight defects in the finish. First of all, she won’t see them, and second of all, once it’s all covered up with salt, pepper, hot sauce, vinegar, olive oil, and whatever lotions and potions your wife keeps around, no one’s gonna be able to see that it’s made of wood anyway! Great work, keep it up!

-- "Sometimes the creative process requires foul language." -- Charles Neil.

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 11:18 PM

Steve, looks good. I find when I point out a flaw in my work the person looking can’t see the flaw. Isn’t the real gift “the making” and not “the giving”? ................Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 12:58 AM

Hey buddy, this looks just fine. What great therapy this woodworking stuff is. On the finish I us wipe on poly. Minwax makes a very good product. When you apply your finish with a cloth there is no bubbles. Also you can reuse your poly saturated rag over and over again by storing it in a an air tight Tupperware container. Now there is just one precaution here and that is never let Judy see you stealing her Tupperware. This would be a very bad thing and may result in some blood letting. Take care my friend.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 03:10 AM

Thanks Guys, you’re a great encouragement! Grumpy, thanks for the Tupperware tip. ;)

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 08:30 PM

Make one and you will never stop making them… I have made hundreds and still love making them… keep up the good works… great for a first attempt…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 07:34 PM

Sorry it took me so long to notice the project. Yeah that looks really good… Did you use pine for that?

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 10:41 PM

dbhost, yes, pine. I really wanted to find some with more knots for the appearance. I have an old weathered pallet I’m going to use for the next one and experiment with finishes.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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