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Small Walnut Tumbling Block Lazy Susan

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The Small Walnut “Tumbling Block” Lazy Susan is based on the “Tumbling Block” quilt pattern. It measures 12” across (13 ½” tip to tip) and is 2” high. There are 312 pieces on the overlay. The pieces are cut and glued in place, one piece at a time. The pattern covers the top and extends over the edge uninterrupted, to within ¼” of the table top it sits on. The stationary base is hidden on the inside, behind the edge.

This Lazy Susan is finished in its natural color with 8 or 10 coats of varnish on the top. Then the sides were sanded and 5 or 6 coats of wiping varnish were rubbed in by hand. After the top had hardened for at least a month, I level it and buff it to a high shine. This does give the top a more amber look than the sides but gives the top a “glass smooth” feel.

The pattern has the illusion of a lot of blocks but there are as many stars as there are blocks. The design forces you to see the blocks. On each diamond, if you go to the side you are in the middle of a block. At each point you are in the middle of a star that has 6 points.

This lazy susan is made from “Walnut” from Missouri. The grain going in different directions, all uniform, makes the design in this lazy susan.

This lazy susan is # 87 and was made in 2001. On the bottom, I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.

The steel ball bearings let it rotate at a touch of a finger.

To see 63 pictures with descriptions on how the Lazy Susans are made, copy and paste the following link to a set on my Flickr site, and click on the pictures,
Or on my SmugMug site (which I find easier to see than the new Flickr site) see here; http://wood-mosaics.smugmug.com/HowIMakeThings/Making-a-Lazy-Susan#!/

Go to my ”Shop Polices” and “Profile” page to see my return policy and other information. To see other lazy susans I’ve made, click on “Lazy Susans” or whatever gets your interest under “Sections in this shop”. The “Home” page itself can be rather confusing with everything mixed up. The “Sections in this shop” lets me show you all like items together as a unit.

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Small Walnut Tumbling Block Lazy Susan


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, walnut
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