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Forum topic by Glenn07 posted 08-31-2014 12:44 AM 858 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Glenn07

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08-31-2014 12:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: lazy susan question

I’ve built the base cabinets and put a large (32” diameter) lazy susan in the bilnd corner. It got overloaded and now the disk tilts about 1/4 ” front-to-back.

I tried using the individual ball bearings, like you would use to make an infeed/outfeed support, between the bottom disk and the cabinet bottom but they are very noisy. looking for a solution to support the bottom disk.

Also considering the “slick” plastic to make some support pads to go between the cabinet bottom and the disk. This would be quiet but have a lot more friction.

Any thoughts or suggestions welcome.

-Glenn


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#1 posted 08-31-2014 01:04 AM

Spend a few bucks and it will work forever.

http://www.amazon.com/500mm-Aluminum-Bearing-Turntable-Bearings/dp/B0045E0GWY

(Use a cove bit and rout a circle in the bottom shelf of the cabinet
and to the bottom side of the lazy susan and fill the ring with marbles.)

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#2 posted 08-31-2014 07:46 PM

Thanks—the 500 mm (19.5”) unit is too large but I can get the 300 mm unit to work. I’ve got one on order. The requirement is that I need it to be reasonably quiet rather than sounding like someone moving a box of rocks. Will let you know.

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