(Not)Lazy Susan

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About: Mathematician with a strong interest in physics, electronics, woodwork, metalwork, sewing, and general crafting. I particularly like making things out of "trash" to keep the planet a little greener.

This double-tier lazy susan works very hard at keeping all my bathroom stuff organized in a very small amount of space (hence the title of NOTlazy susan).

I tried to upload a video of it in motion, but I don't think that functionality exists yet for Instructables (hint hint :-) ).

Materials:

- 2 Lazy susan bearings

- Wood cut to 2 discs

- small block of wood to space the 2 lazy susans

- drill

- screwdriver

Step 1: Step 1: Find Center of Disks and Supporting Squares

I like to do this using the fact that the intercepted arc for an angle inscribed in a semi-circle is 180 degrees.

Step 2: Step 2: Center Bearings on Wood Pieces

Step 3: Step 3: Attach Bearings to Disc and Then Supporting Piece

Step 4: Step 4: Create a Spacer With a Block of Wood

Here, I've attached the wood to the bearing (screwed to a piece of wood) with rubber bands b/c I wanted to be able to detach the entire piece easily but I also wanted stability. Rubber bands worked perfectly.

Step 5: Step 5: Put Bottom Piece Piece Down on the Shelf

Step 6: Step 6: Put Top Piece on Shelf

Step 7: Step 7: Fill (Not)Lazy Susan With Your Stuff!

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    squatchie

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Going to use this great and very simple inexpensive Thanks