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Bob Cole
lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 21, 2006 at 1:10:00 am

I made a Lazy Susan years ago from standard kitchen-cabinet type parts. Ball bearings, fairly smooth... but not quite smooth enough for table-top close-ups. Probably something to do with the "human element" pushing it.

Is there a trick to this? I was thinking of rigging up grip arms to increase the travel length of the "pusher," perhaps adding weight, etc.

Thanks!

-- Bob C


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louis
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 21, 2006 at 2:23:26 am

Hey Bob

I don't have a lot of experience, but from the little I have I've noticed that adding weight helps out. It seems it cuts down on the little jerky movements that happen when turning or pushing something to light.

Hope that helps a tiny bit lol
Louis


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Peter Ralph
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 22, 2006 at 4:33:31 pm

there are thousands of very cheap used turntables around - it should be quite easy to slow down a belt drive model


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Bob Cole
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 23, 2006 at 2:23:01 pm

[Peter Ralph] "it should be quite easy to slow down a belt drive model"


Great idea -- could you give me a hint of what you would do to slow them down?


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Charlie King
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 24, 2006 at 6:12:53 pm

I have used many small turntables, and they come in different speed models, usually from 2RPM-4RPM. They are available from display companye. Also come in different sizes to handle different weights.

Charlie


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David Jones
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 25, 2006 at 3:02:05 am

or a vari-ac to control voltage to the drive motor?
change the size of the drive pullys at the spindle and motor to change the speed of the plater?


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Peter Ralph
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Feb 26, 2006 at 3:18:32 am

yes that's what i was thinking just change the size of the drive cogs


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Crow T Robot
Re: lazy susan how-to?
on Mar 30, 2006 at 10:36:28 pm

We bought a simple 2 rpm turntable, and added an 18 inch wooden tabletop to it, then painted it CCBlue.

We got the ST 125 Skeleton turner. (Skeleton means no fancy cover to hide the gears & stuff)

Here is the link...

http://www.vue-more.com/1/

-scott


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