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Forum topic by Betsy posted 02-17-2012 06:43 PM 1283 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-17-2012 06:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lazy susan

I’m wanting to make a few lazy susan’s for presents. I’d like people’s opinions on the best hardware to use. I have looked on the net and there are quite a few, but I honestly don’t know what would make good lazy susan hardware. Any advice is appreicated.


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#1 posted 02-17-2012 06:48 PM

If you can go to a store and pick one out, that’d be your best bet because the problem I’ve seen with some lazy susan hardware is that the bearings make a lot of noise.

Perhaps someone will have a better suggestion.

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 07:12 PM

I have bought both online and at the local lowes, a bit of machine oil on the bearings before assembly will smooth it right up. Tmac on Roughcut has a great jig to make eight sided.

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 08:00 PM

The best LS bearing available come from the Feng Hua company in Taiwan… they are cast aluminum… available from Lee Valley... no need for a base… and they work great.. more expensive than the pressed metal bearings but infinitely better.
I use the 9 inch and find it the best…for really large LSs go for the 12 inch… super quiet …

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 04:19 AM

Betsy, Only a few miles east of you (hwy360 & post and paddock rd.) youll find most any type,size,price ,etc lazy susan hardware youll ever need. Louis & co. JB

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 02:12 PM

Terrific – thanks for the tips guys.

Cab – I’ve not heard of Louis & Company – I’ll have to check it out.

Russ – I’ve been wanting to check out Roughcut so maybe this is my jump start.

I’m sure I’ll be posting some of these soon.

Thanks again.

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