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I would like to make a lazy Susan, but have now idea where to start. I remember some years ago seeing it done in a magazine which is now long gone. Can anybody shed some light for me?
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I would like to make a lazy Susan, but have now idea where to start. I remember some years ago seeing it done in a magazine which is now long gone. Can anybody shed some light for me?
A Lazy Susan can be as simple as two pieces of wood with a turntable between, or you can fancy it up with a rim around the outside to keep things from falling off. I'd start by buying a turntable and then cutting two disks of wood to form the top and base. If you have the tools to do it, you could route or turn a lip on the top and base so that the turntable is recessed and therefore hidden from view.

It would be easier to recommend things if we knew what equipment you have available . . .

Here's a link to some turntables of various sizes:

Amazon.com: lazy susan turntable - Cabinet Hardware / Hardware: Tools & Home Improvement

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Lee Valley also has them...

Hardware catalogue.
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...DUf39CO4sPwY58
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Lee Valley...
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Easier to do when you see how someone else did it. Here's a link to Youtube's Lazy Susan offerings. https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...g+a+lazy+susan. Take your pick or watch several and choose your favorite.
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I make mine about 17" in diameter generally. Hardware from Rockler (though there are cheaper sources). I prefer the 12" diameter hardware, as that minimizes the tipping problem if heavy objects are not balanced on the unit.

I have seen people use smaller diameter hardware ... one guy was putting 6" diameter hardware on a wine barrel top and calling it good. I respectfully disagree.

Finally, I do not use a bottom disc as Andy suggests. I put peel & stick wool pads on the bottom to protect the table top & call it good.

Your mileage may vary, of course!
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great choice of wood for some very warm character...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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