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    While at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ event in Cary, NC earlier this year, I had a large round cherry board out front on a table and ladies kept trying to spin it asking if it would spin. I guessed they were asking for a lazy susan. As I was preparing for the Metro Cooking and Entertaining show in Nov I thought of those questions and decided to make some lazy susans to take to DC. Below is one of the first.

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    This one is 20" in diameter, on a special low profile bearing and made from curly quartersawn white oak with a satin lacquer finish. I have 14 more in oak, cherry,walnut and maple. If they sell well I will add them to my product mix.

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    I'll bet that spinning that will set off a seizer of some sort! Very cool!
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    Very nice!

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    Very nice, honestly I can understand their confusion as round cutting boards just don't seem very practical to me. The edge of my table is square I want a board that can get as close to it as possible.

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    Good thinking David, way to listen to your customers!
    I bet they sell like hot cakes.
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    I. WANT. ONE.
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    Great idea! A few times at chinese restaurants where they have large lazy susans on the tables for family style eating I had wondered how they would look in koa Bit then we would be talking 40"+

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    I have seen lazy susans with a series of 4 wheels under them which made for a more stable platform. I would buy one, hate the plastic ones. But have always wanted one in wood would be worth it.
    Chewie's the man.

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    'Nother one. Curly hard maple, 18".

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    The photo doesn't do complete justice to the depth of the curls.

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    That curly maple is beautiful!
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