Installing Lazy Susan Hardware

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so as I mentioned on a previous video I

was going to show in more detail how to

lay out your lazy susan attach the

hardware sort of God here is I've got a

square meaning that if you measure from

corner to corner it is the same just in

15 and 3/4 or really close to 3/4 but

it's the same it's also 11 and 1/4

across which means this is a perfect

square or as close as we can get so now

what you're going to do is you're going

to go ahead and take a straightedge and

you're going to want to draw a line from

corner to corner just like that ok then

you're gonna do the same on the other

side so do you have an X across this

thing ok so what you have now is the

exact center of your what this is gonna

be is my lazy susan here so the next

step you're gonna do is you're gonna

take one of these let me see if I can

get you guys closer I think you're gonna

be able to see this Boyle on camera you

see there's holes on this there's four

holes one for each side and what you're

going to do is you're gonna take this

and you want to line it up to where one

of these lines intersects the center of

your hole on all four of these holes

there's really gonna be only about one

place you get them in the center so if

you can see there that's what I've done

I don't know if I can get you guys close

enough to see that or not but and there

you can see there's a the line goes

right through the center of that hole

it's the same for all four of them so

now that we've done that you can do one

of two things you can either hold this

in place and drill them or you can work

each circle

and then you'll go to come back and

drill these now you don't want to drill

all the way through this so I'm just

going to drill a little bit just kind of

mark where it needs to be at okay now

all four of our holes are drilled so

we're actually done with this one for

right now an optional step and I'll show

you how I do this in just a minute is

you can go ahead and drill these holes

like this and then you're going to want

to route out a little area here that

will allow this to sit almost flush with

this surface I will definitely do that

on the bottom I may do it on the top as

well but you got to make sure you leave

enough room for this to turn so now we

need to move to our smaller board so the

same thing on this one you got to make

sure you got a square six by six eight

and a half by eight and a half so this

is again square so I want to take our

straightedge and Mark the center same

thing we just did we're going to take

this and we're going to mark these holes


now they're all four drilled now here's

what you need to do on this one is you

need to go ahead and line up your holes

again and I like to try to put this one

here right to where the center it's it

right between these so you see this one

that this top one the spins like this

once you have your holes lined up on

this bottom one and you can even put

screws in there if it helps you hold it

straight I like to try to find the

center and this is going to be the put

this hole I'll put this screw spot the

furthest away from this edge here so let

me show you I'm gonna go ahead and drill

this hole right here and what's

important about this hole is we're gonna

drill all the way through on this one

here in just a minute I'm actually gonna

go ahead and circle this one and color

it in a little bit so that I know that's

going to go all the way through but now

what we're going to do is we're going to

go ahead and drill this hole all the way

through okay so this bit here it's 3/4

inches its way oversized that's gonna be

on the bottom so you won't be able to

see it unless you turn it over so what

I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go ahead and

start on this this side here and drill

down just a little ways and I'm gonna

turn it over

find my hole and drill the rest of the

way through on this side there we go

we've got a hole now we got a hole all

the way through my next step now is I'm

going to go ahead and outline my lazy

susan hardware on this small piece

and now I need to route out an edge this

is larger than this so it needs to go

out just about an eighth of an inch on

each side so I can't stress this enough

if you're not comfortable with this with

using the router this way then do not do

this this is by no means necessary

what I have set up here is out of a stop

block here and stop buck here my router

bit here in the middle what I'm gonna do

is I'm gonna go ahead and take this and

set it down slowly then I'll go all the

way through my cut so I'll hit that stop

block I'll raise it up and I should be

able to turn it and do the same thing


so now as you can see I have a spot cut

out bigger than my hole and it doesn't

matter as long as it's wider than your

like this Susan hardware is and now what

I can do is I can adjust my fence and

move it back a little bit so moving back

about half an inch and tighten it back

up and now we're ready to do our second


and there you go now it's all routed out

you can also do this on the top piece

and you need to do it before you make it

your legs Susan around but as you can

tell you can still see the holes I

drilled our holes still line up and

we're below the surface and this will

turn so that's good and we're still

lined up with our hole right here to go

to attach this to the top here in a

minute so what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna

do the same thing on my top I'm gonna do

that off camera you guys don't need to

see me make this one here we're out that

hole in it but I'm gonna do rout the

hole in the top and I'm gonna make this

round off-camera as well you guys saw

that in the other video so as you could

see my router fence was not wide enough

to get this hole cut but it says I got a

hole in the center I'll set this in here

and it fits and it's not going to

interfere with anything so I'm just

going to leave that sticking up it won't

be a big deal anyway line up my first

hole start the screw

then we'll go to the second hole start

that screw next hole and by the way if

you guys are going to be using this you

should go ahead and finish the underside

now before you attach this I'm doing

this for a video so I'm not too worried

about it but I would do all your final

sanding and and finishing before you do

to get to this step


and now that you got them all started

you can go and tighten them up so now

we're ready to attach to this and you're

going to line this up we make sure I

could show you guys correctly see how

you can see your pole there that's what

you're wanting to see is just like that

so you're gonna find your first hole see

how that's lined up in there so now

you're gonna want to try to and this is

gonna be a struggle most likely is gonna

be to get this hit your screws to go in

there without sliding around maybe that

would help I use tweezers in my last

video I think I actually made this hole

large enough that I can use my fingers

in this one so you need to spin it you

need to get it tight enough to where you

can turn this this is probably best to

go to the opposite corner and line it up

so right there it is

and I'm not getting any of these tight

yet and we'll spin around to the last

one now we could tighten them all up and

now it's done you can see you can see

right in there the holes the screws

maybe you can't but now it's done and

look at that it works great and that's

how you add that legs issues and

hardware to your lazy student so thanks

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