Lazy susan worktable...

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Taffy Evans
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Lazy susan worktable...

Post by Taffy Evans » Fri Mar 22, 2024 4:18 pm

I find this unit very helpful when doing jobs that require me to work all around a guitar, such as in installing binding, purfling, and also fitting tops and backs. I can just sit [rarely] or stand in the same
spot. And in my cramped workshop that’s a bonus.
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As you may notice the metal parts were salvaged from an office swivel chair…
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It can be mounted on my island vice, or clamped to a bench top…
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The only thing I had to supply was a bearing [from the front wheel of my trials bike…
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I have different tabletops that match the size of the guitar I’m working on, which are then located on the pins in the base table…
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I also place different risers on the table's perimeter this allows for the radius of the top or back, and allows the guitar to sit flat on the table…
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I can use tape, rope, or clamps and just spin the whole assembly around as required…
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It works for me.
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Mark McLean
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Re: Lazy susan worktable...

Post by Mark McLean » Mon Mar 25, 2024 10:04 pm

Taffy you are a very canny fella. Do you have stacks of jigs and tools in your kitchen and in your car too - or is this habit confined to luthiery activities?

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Robert Gleason
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Re: Lazy susan worktable...

Post by Robert Gleason » Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:40 pm

I use lazy Susans too, but not being as tricky as Taffy, I just buy a $20 lazy Susan bearing at a hardware store or on Amazon. I have a few and use the 12" size. Takes maybe half an hour to make a useable unit out of a couple of pieces of plywood. My main use is to hold go-bar decks for easy glue clean-up. Useful in the dining room too!
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