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Betsy

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567 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: lazy susan dimensions

I’ve decided I want to make some Lazy Susan projects (with apologies to all those persons named Susan). My question lies in the dimensions. How much overhang is generally acceptable for each size hardware? I have the 6 and 9 inch hardware from Rockler. Their website gives you all of the dimensions of the hardware itself but not the acceptable overhang for each size hardware.

Also the top plate and the lower plate materials – how thick should the wood be?

Thanks in advance.
Betsy

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 567 days ago

Betsy,
I’ve always used 3/4 but, you might get away with 1/2”.
As to the overhang, there might not be a hard and fast rule. Maybe 50% larger would be acceptable. It all depends on how you intend to use it.
Good ones won’t rack/tip hardly at all. My last one was 36” of solid 3/4 oak on 24” hardware. We use it at the dinner table for main dishes, sides and condiments.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Betsy

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#2 posted 567 days ago

Thanks Gene.

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lew

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#3 posted 567 days ago

Betsy,
Gene’s thoughts seem good to me. You might send a note to “Degoose” and ask him about his “Lazy Larry’s”

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 566 days ago

Terrific Idea Lew – think I will. Thanks

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