A Big Susan … And The Corners   1 comment

Mr-Ms-Logo---Large“We have a big family,” they said.

I love doing special orders for people, so they get exactly what they want. This lady wanted a Lazy Susan.

A big Lazy Susan.

So, that’s what she got.

This Susan is 30″ across. It actually took me 6 glue-ups after a couple of mistakes that had to be fixed. The woods used are Black Walnut, Yellowheart, Hard Maple, Cherry & Purpleheart. And, as you may have surmised from seeing the pictures, this was a chaos Lazy Susan.

However, the story doesn’t end there. Since this is a really, really big Susan, I had to make a really, really big square to cut the circle out of. And, when you cut out a big circle, you leave big corners behind … and these were big enough, I just had to do something with them. In my latest batch of boards, this new cheese board was the one that everyone commented on, as it’s a new style for me.

“Make more, make more!” they all said.

Now if I can just find someone that wants to buy several large Lazy Susans….

lazy-susan-17-01

Lazy Susan 17 – 01. Black Walnut, Yellowheart, Cherry, Hard Maple & Purpleheart. 30″ diameter. Commissioned piece.

Here’s the Susan with 12″ steel rules included in the picture to give the size of the piece some perspective.

lazy-susan-17-01aSometimes the need for inspiration propels the ability to have it. Doing things differently can be a very good thing!

Cheese Board 17 - 315. Purpleheart, Hard Maple, Cherry, Black Walnut & Yellowheart. Chaos board. 11" x 11" x 3/4".

Cheese Board 17 – 315. Purpleheart, Hard Maple, Cherry, Black Walnut & Yellowheart. Chaos board. 11″ x 11″ x 3/4″.

One response to “A Big Susan … And The Corners

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  1. You always manage to inspire me to be a better woodworker. Beautiful. Thanks.

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