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Lazy Susan

These wood working plans include:

Detailed drawings showing: Top and Side Elevation: giving the dimensions of the unit.

The plans have a List of Materials, showing a breakdown of materials needed for the lazy susan, as well as a list of tools needed.

This is a very basic project, kept simple for the beginning woodworker. The Instructions include directions how to assemble the lazy susan to the board and the base.



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N O T I C E PLEASE REALIZE THAT THE FOLLOWING DATA IS NOT NOT NOT THE COMPLETE ARTICLE. ALL DIAGRAMS HAVE BEEN FILTERED OUT. THE FULL DATA OF THIS ARTICLE (AND EVERY OTHER ARTICLE AND PLAN ON THE SITE) IS AVAILABLE IF YOU REGISTER AS A MEMBER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE ENTIRE SITE, WHICH REALLY IS NOT EXPENSIVE.

List of Materials:

  • 1 piece of 3/4" plywood 14" x 14" (or the size of your scrabble board)
  • 1 piece of 3/4" plywood 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"
  • 1 lazy susan hardware similar to Shepherd #9547
  • 8 - #6 x 5/8" wood screws
  • Glue
  • 8' of 1" wide edging

Tools Needed

  • Saw
  • Measure tape and pencil
  • Screw driver

Instructions

Cut your two pieces of plywood according to your choice or the above dimensions. Don't follow the directions on the lazy susan package, here's a better idea. Place the lazy susan on the bottom, smaller piece. Make sure it is centered both ways. Attach it in place with the screws through the larger holes (rotate the upper plate away about 45°).

With the upper plate rotated 45° to the lower (attached) plate, mark one hole from the upper plate to the bottom board. Drill this hole through the plywood piece used for the base, about the diameter of your srew driver shaft (and bigger than the diameter of the head of your screw). I used a 5/16" drill bit. Now assemble the upper board under the lazy susan and the base (it's upside down now).

When the lazy susan unit is centered place your screw on the end of your screwdriver and insert it into the hole and screw into the top board. Rotate the lazy susan around to screw into the remaining three holes. Clever, eh? This leaves only one hole visible in the base. You can cover the bottom of the base with felt to add a touch of elegance and nobody will ever know how you attached this thing together.

For a final finish, place an edging around the base and the top board of the lazy susan. I kept the edging on the top piece up above the surface of the board by about 1/8" to 1/4", to ensure the Scrabble board stayed put.

Tip: A finishing carpenter never leaves the edge grain of plywood visible in his work. Use edging tape or apply your own edging.

Dave

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