I like to tinker out in the shop. I try a lot of different jigs and shop accessories. When I decide I need something that I can't find in a store or it's too expensive I'll try to make one. This project came out of that tinkering.
I wanted a motorized lazy Susan to sit my scroll saw projects on while they dried. I am always in a hurry to finish a project because of the time line for the blog. Most of you know that I dip my projects in lemon oil. Let it dry then spray with lacquer. I use a fan to speed up the drying after both applications. It takes a while to dry even with the fan so every few minutes I would go out in the shop and turn the project so the fan could blow on the other side. Now I'm naturally lazy so I wanted something to keep me from having to make all those trip. This video shows how I made it for $4. It's not going to be a project that everyone will need but I thought I would share it anyway. I am planning to also build an electric motor version that turns at 1 RPM.
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