Do you need a turntable for your panoramic photography , your showcase , or just for your kitchen corner cabinet or for your workshop ?
You can make one yourself using few tools and spending almost nothing ;-) .
You do not need ball bearings , marbles , or expensive hardware.
It takes about an hour to be finished.
Step 1: Materials and Tools.
- You'll need some scrap wood.
- A drill and some drill bits .
- Double sticky tape.
- Some bolts and nuts (cap nuts) .
- Old CDs you don't use any more.
Step 2: Cutting Boards.
Cut your scrape wood boards to a circular shape ( you can leave them square if you want).
Use any tools you have in your workshop . A jigsaw, a scroll saw, or a band saw as I did.
Step 3: Assembling.
Now make the center holes on both boards to fit the cap nuts diameter ( counter sink to accommodate for the cap nuts flush with the table using a Forstner bit).
Apply the double sticky tape on each board ( make sure not to seal the holes for the nuts). And stick a CD on the center of each board ( eyeball it , you do not need to be perfect here).
To finish your project, you need to secure and tighten the cap nuts trough the center holes of the boards . It is important for your lazy susan to rotate freely, that the height of the tighten cap nuts/bolts be barely equal to the "sandwiched" turntable. Have a look at the schematic picture.
You have done.