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Forum topic by sawdust99 posted 10-11-2012 07:19 PM 900 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-11-2012 07:19 PM

I need to make a 26” dia. lazy susan for on a table. What thickness should top piece be? What size and thickness should bottom piece be?

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#1 posted 10-12-2012 05:25 PM

My humble opinion is no less than 1/2” top and the bottom could be the same or 3/8”. The diameter of the bottom should be large enough so it won’t tip if loaded to one side and of course you need to accomodate the mechanical ball bearing section too! Of course the larger the diameter of the mechanics the less tipping but higher cost!

Have you thought about making your on bearing race? That would be an interesting project by itself!

If you have the ball bearing race and some scrap lumber you should be able to find the tipping point by building a partial prototype.

That is all I can say on this as I have only done one lazy susan for my finishing turntable where I used a 6” diameter bearing race and 3/4” plywood.

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