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    Finishing Turn Table

    I bought a small lazy susan hardware bracket today at Lowes for $4 something and cut a couple scrap pc's of plywood to make a small finishing table.
    Total Cost - less than $12.00 im guessing
    Total Time - less than 15min

    Im thinking ill put a hole in the middle with fat dowel sticking up so when i turn vessels i can finish the entire thing or if its a bowel the entire outside at once. Once dry the inside can just sit on the ply and inside sprayed for wiped easily..............thoughts?
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    I like it Dan, I have the lazy susan somewhere in the garage and have the same thoughts of how to use it.
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    I agree good idea been thinking about the same thing.

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    Looks real handy, Dan. I use something similar with rounded-off nail tips sticking out of it. I can finish both sides of a piece and set it on the nails to dry. I can also put a round piece of melamine-covered particle board on top of the nails when I need a flat surface. I've also got a dowel stuck vertically into a piece of scrap wood that I can use to suspend hollow forms and narrow vessels upside down. One of these days I intend to make a modular turntable system that can accept various "holders" to the turntable base.
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    Thanks.....thinking a couple of holes in the middle for a couple different size dowels....with the large dowel i can put a small flat round pc of ply on it when i need to for bowls or leave it off for vessels.....and a smaller dowel hole for other small vessels....the dowels would be long so the projects sits up for easier spraying..........
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    If you put a piece of peg board on the top you can use sharpened dowels in the holes to support the work piece. gives you more places to hold up the work piece.
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    I made one a while back, and yeah, it is really handy for spraying that rattle can finish. I too use the rounded off nails for holding bowls etc, works great!

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    I made 2 of them a couple of years ago. A smaller and larger one. Both are really handy especially spraying rattle can lacquer or poly.
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